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Bellows sign: A novel sonographic sign for the detection of segmental atelectasis

  • Daniel J. Jakobson
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Intensive Care Unit, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon 78306, Israel.
    Affiliations
    Intensive Care Unit, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel

    Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba, Israel
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  • Alon Yellin
    Affiliations
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel

    Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba, Israel
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  • Yoram Yagil
    Affiliations
    Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel

    Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba, Israel
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  • Amir Bar-Shai
    Affiliations
    Department of Pulmonology, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel

    Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba, Israel
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      Point-of-care ultrasound examination of the chest has evolved into a radiation-free bed-side diagnostic tool for a variety of pulmonary disorders, including pneumothorax, pleural effusion, consolidation, edema and ARDS [
      • Lichtenstein D.A.
      Ultrasound in the management of thoracic disease.
      ,
      • Moore C.L.
      • Copel J.A.
      Point-of-care ultrasonography.
      ,
      • Jakobson D.J.
      • Shemesh I.
      Merging ultrasound in the intensive care routine.
      ]. The detection of atelectasis by ultrasound, however, remains a diagnostic challenge.

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