Lanks CW, Correa V. Advantages of cardiopulmonary ultrasound in post-cardiopulmonary resuscitation tension pneumothorax. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Apr;37(4):819-822.
Ultrasound has become a rapid, safe, and easy-to-use tool for anesthesiologists. It reduces complications, morbidity, and mortality, especially in patients with anatomic abnormalities in whom a traditional approach may be both difficult and risky. We report two cases of symptomatic patients with a difficult airway due to displacement of the trachea by a neck mass. Real-time ultrasound imaging was performed for percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies, identifying important structures, without any complications.
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SonoSim Keywords: Ultrasound Education, Post-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Tension Pneumothorax, Point-of-Care Ultrasonography