Technical aspects of mediastinal ultrasound for pediatric pulmonary tuberculosis

Kara-Lee Pool, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sabine Bélard, Martin P Grobusch, Heather J Zar, Dorothy Bulas, Brian Garra, Savvas Andronikou

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Abstract

Diagnosing childhood pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) may be challenging due to difficulties in obtaining adequate sputum samples, paucibacillary disease and the low sensitivity of diagnostic tests. Chest radiography is an important diagnostic tool for pulmonary TB, but it involves radiation exposure, requires facilities that can house X-ray equipment and has poor inter-reader agreement. The cardinal radiologic finding of mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be detected using mediastinal ultrasound (US). We describe technical aspects of performing mediastinal US, which may assist diagnosis of paediatric pulmonary TB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1848
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume47
Issue number13
Early online date29 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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