Respiratory Science
Vol. 2 No. 3 (2022): Respiratory Science

Calculation of Pleural Fluid Estimation Using Ultrasonography

Adityo Wibowo (Universitas Indonesia)
Mia Elhidsi (Universitas Indonesia)
Agus Dwi Susanto (Universitas Indonesia)

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Publish Date
02 Jun 2022


Pleural effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space due to an imbalance in increased pleural fluid production and decreased absorption. An ultrasound device can be used to guide the procedure to evacuate the pleural effusion fluid, increasing the procedure's accuracy and lowering the risk of complications. Several calculation methods can be used to calculate the volume of fluid in both an upright sitting position and a supine position. Ultrasound is nearly 100% more accurate than chest X-ray in detecting pleural fluid.

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Health Professions Medicine & Pharmacology


Focuses on original article reviews and case reports in pulmonary and critical care medicine Scope: 1. Asthma 2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 3. Lung Physiology and Sleep-Related Disorder 4. Lung Infection 5. Thoracic Oncology 6. Interstitial Lung Disease 7. Environmental Lung ...