Description of Bullous Emphysema Using Lung Ultrasound and Comparison to the Characteristics of Pneumothorax
Condition: Pulmonary Emphysema Interventions: Diagnostic Test: Lung ultrasound; Diagnostic Test: Chest radiography; Diagnostic Test: Pulmonary function tests; Other: Clinical examination Sponsor: University Hospital, Rouen Recruiting
Conclusion Medical thoracoscopy is an easy procedure and an excellent diagnostic procedure for pleural effusion of uncertain etiology. It has low complication rate even in settings where the procedure is just started. It should be included in the armamentarium of procedures for management of pleural effusion.