Anesth Pain Med.  2018 Jan;13(1):18-22. 10.17085/apm.2018.13.1.18.

Pediatric lung ultrasound: its role in the perioperative period

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. goingridgo@gmail.com

Abstract

There have been a number of recent advancements in the field of point-of-care ultrasound, including lung ultrasound for adult and pediatric populations. Evidence-based guidelines on the use of point-of-care lung ultrasound have been published. Lung ultrasound is superior to chest radiography in diagnosing several disorders of vital importance in the perioperative period. This review presents a discussion of techniques and clinical applications of lung ultrasound in pediatric patients focusing on usage in the perioperative period.

Keyword

Child; General anesthesia; Lung; Ultrasonography
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