Features of Ultrasonic Signs in the Diagnosis of Volume and Nature of Lung Disease

R.E. Lahin, A.V. Shhegolev, E.A. Zhirnova, A.A. Emeljanov, I.N. Grachev

Federal State Budgetary Educational Military Institution of Higher Professional Education Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg

For correspondence: Lahin Roman Evgenievich — Doctor of Medical Science, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Federal State Budgetary Educational Military Institution of Higher Professional Education Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg; e-mail: doctor-lahin@yandex.ru

For citation: Lahin RE, Shhegolev AV, Zhirnova EA, Emeljanov AA, Grachev IN. Features of Ultrasonic Signs in the Diagnosis of Volume and Nature of Lung Disease. Intensive Care Herald. 2016;4:5–11.


Ultrasound is an evolving research method to assess the volume and nature of lung disease and interest in this direction is growing. Fast performance, accuracy, availability, reproducibility, portability, there is no need to transport patients to the place of study allows us to consider as a bedside ultrasound imaging diagnostic method, observing the principle of «point-of-care». Using the ultrasonic inspection to assess lung severe pneumonia showed a high degree of sensibility and specificity. Ultrasound can accurately define the nature of destruction of lung tissue, confirming signs of infiltration, consolidation, free fluid in the pleural cavity. Understanding of the pathophysiology of occurrence ultrasonic indication is not only important for the diagnosis of pneumonia, but also for control and correction of the intensive therapy, including respiratory support. Ultrasonic sign of B-lines is associated with interstitial infiltration of the lungs and is caused by many times reflected in the interlobular spaces between interalveolar, collapse, filled with a fluid and well-aerated alveoles. Ultrasonic Consolidation sign displayed with the disappearance of airiness of lung tissue and the tissue is visualized as a sign to him, as a rule, associated ultrasound sign aerobronhograms. Symptom-free fluid in the pleural cavity is determined by the echonegative space above the diaphragm.

Keywords: lung, ultrasound, pneumonia, consolidation, infiltration, free fluid

Received: 05.12.2016


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