Ultraschall in Med 2017; 38(06): 592-610
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-119873
Continuing Medical Education
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Significance of Thoracic and Lung Ultrasound in Thoracic Surgery

Stellenwert der Thorax- und Lungensonografie in der Thoraxchirurgie
Thomas Günter Lesser
Further Information

Publication History

28 September 2016

26 August 2017

Publication Date:
06 November 2017 (online)

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of the possible applications of ultrasound (US) in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phase of the treatment of diseases involving thoracic surgery.

  • Advantages of ultrasound with respect to the planning of surgical strategy

  • Overview of intraoperative findings corresponding to ultrasound