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Vol. 63. Issue 6.
Pages 536-546 (November - December 2021)
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Vol. 63. Issue 6.
Pages 536-546 (November - December 2021)
Series: Interventional ultrasound
Ultrasound-guided interventional radiology procedures in the chest
Intervencionismo torácico con guía ecográfica
G. Isus, I. Vollmer
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Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico (CDIC), Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
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Table 1. Positioning of patient and operator in thoracentesis in cases of confinement to bed.
Table 2. Summary of recently published results on ultrasound-guided lung puncture.
Table 3. Summary of the publications on the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in lung punctures.
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Ultrasonography is a very good tool for guiding different interventional procedures in the chest. It is the ideal technique for managing conditions involving the pleural space, and it makes it possible to carry out procedures such as thoracocentesis, biopsies, or drainage. In the lungs, only lesions in contact with the costal pleura are accessible to ultrasound-guided interventions. In this type of lung lesions, ultrasound is as effective as computed tomography to guide interventional procedures, but the rate of complications and time required for the intervention are lower for ultrasound-guided procedures.

Pleural biopsy
Pleural drainage
Lung biopsy
Lung drainage
Ultrasound-guided pleural procedures
Ultrasound-guided lung biopsy

La ecografía es una muy buena herramienta para la guía de los diferentes procedimientos intervencionistas del tórax. Es la técnica ideal para el manejo de las patologías del espacio pleural y permite la realización de procedimientos como la toracocentesis, la biopsia o el drenaje. En el pulmón, tan solo aquellas lesiones que contacten con la pleura costal serán accesibles al intervencionismo con guía ecográfica. En este tipo de lesiones pulmonares, la ecografía es igual de efectiva que la tomografía computarizada como guía para estas intervenciones, pero con menor tasa de complicaciones y menor tiempo de ejecución.

Palabras clave:
Biopsia pleural
Drenaje pleural
Biopsia pulmonar
Drenaje pulmonar
Procedimientos pleurales con guía ecográfica
Biopsia pulmonar con guía ecográfica


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