Brain Teaser: Signs of pneumothorax when seen on thoracic ultrasound

The pediatric patient is arguably more suited for emergency ultrasound than the adult patient. Children generally have a smaller body habitus than adults and, therefore, less tissue for the ultrasound beams to penetrate. This often leads to clearer images of the different organ systems, which should yield better diagnostic accuracy.

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Last Updated on December 13, 2021

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