Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias
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FUENTEALBA T, Isabel. Ultrasound of the pediatric's chest. Rev. chil. enferm. respir. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.3, pp.229-235. ISSN 0717-7348. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73482012000300008.
Ultrasound is an alternative technique for the examination of the chest. Recently chest ultrasound has expanded its use mainly on the study of pediatric patients, since it does not use radiation and it is considered by some authors as the first line test in the evaluation of some specific conditions like: superficial lumps and bumps of the chest wall, diaphragm motility, thymus characterization and pleural effusions. The purpose of this paper is to review the main indications for pediatric chest ultrasound in non-cardiac diseases.
Palabras clave : Ultrasound; pediatric chest; diaphragm motility; pleural effusions.