Neonatal and pediatric thoracic ultrasonography

Gaetano Rea, Marco Sperandeo, Marco Di Serafino, Gianfranco Vallone, Paolo Tomà

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Ultrasound examination of the thorax (TUS) can be quite suitable for children because their unique thoracic anatomy provides many acoustic windows into the chest. This review article covers techniques, indications, and applications of TUS in neonates, infants, and children, including common aspects and applications, like pulmonary consolidation and atelectasis, pleural effusion and pneumothorax and main neonatal pathologies such as respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and transitory tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Artifact
  • Chest
  • Lung disease
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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