Subject Area


Document Type

Original Study


Objectives : To evaluate the role of transthoracic ultrasound in management of patients presented with acute dyspnea to the Emergency department. Background: Acute dyspnea is one of the main reasons for admission to the emergency department (ED). Physicians often need to make a rapid diagnosis and a treatment plan. Although traditional methods, they remain insufficient for final diagnosis, Transthoracic ultrasonography (TUS) has been used successfully as a bedside diagnostic tool for diagnosing chest and cardiovascular diseases. Methods: This prospective study was carried out on 96 patients with acute dyspnea at Emergency Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University Hospitals from May 2021 to December 2022. Results: The ultrasonographic finding of studied patients with abnormal finding in 94 patients and normal in 2 patients. The accuracy of lung ultrasound (US) in relation to chest X-ray, and also in relation to (CT) according the diagnosis of pleural effusion, pneumothorax, airway diseases, lung parenchymal disease, pulmonary congestion, surgical emphysema, and fracture rib, in all of these diagnosis there was highly statistical significant (P