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The diagnostic value of transthoracic ultrasonographic features in predicting malignancy in undiagnosed pleural effusions: a prospective observational study.

Authors
  • Bugalho, Antonio
  • Ferreira, Dalila
  • Dias, Sara S
  • Schuhmann, Maren
  • Branco, Jose C
  • Marques Gomes, Maria J
  • Eberhardt, Ralf
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
87
Issue
4
Pages
270–278
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000357266
PMID: 24480900
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the presence of an undiagnosed pleural effusion, US morphological characteristics can aid in differentiating MPE from non-MPE. Pleural/diaphragmatic nodularity was the most relevant feature although no finding was pathognomonic of MPE.

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