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Fig. 7 | Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Fig. 7

From: Diagnostic accuracy of the trans-abdominal ultrasound in the assessment of dysfunctional hemidiaphragm due to non-pulmonic etiology

Fig. 7

ae US images for a 72-year-old male patient presented with fever and abdominal pain, and his CT examination showed a right copula elevation. a, b US images—intercostals views—showing a loculated subphrenic collection with internal echoes (complex collection), and no internal vascularity was detected; it is seen measuring 4 × 5 cm (a, between the white asterisks) with normal US appearance of the right hemidiaphragm showing no defects (b). c US image using superficial probe through an intercostal view showing a mildly thickened right hemidiaphragm = 3.7 mm (between the red dots) with adequate thickening fraction (= 48%) d, e Intercostal views used for the assessment of diaphragmatic excursion ((RT = 3 cm in normal breathing (d, between the red dots)/= 9.3 cm in deep breathing (e, between the red dots)/= 7.8 cm in sniffing) showing a picture of elevated right diaphragmatic copula with thickening secondary to a right subphrenic collection likely an abscess

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