How to perform lung ultrasound in pregnant women with suspected COVID-19

Anna Rita Larici, Giovanni Scambia, Antonio Lanzone, Antonia Carla Testa, Francesca Moro, Danilo Buonsenso, Riccardo Inchingolo, Andrea Smargiassi, L. Demi

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Abstract

Under certain circumstances, such as during the current COVID-19 outbreak, pregnant women can be a target for respiratory infection, and lung examination may be required as part of their clinical evaluation, ideally while avoiding exposure to radiation. We propose a practical approach for obstetricians/gynecologists to perform lung ultrasound examination, discussing potential applications, semiology and practical aspects, which could be of particular importance in emergency situations, such as the current pandemic infection of COVID-19. Copyright © 2020 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-598
Number of pages6
JournalULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • lung ultrasound
  • pregnancy

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