Off-plane technique ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis via anterior approach: short communication

David Rene Rodriguez Lima, Laura Otálora González, Felipe Noriega Acosta

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Abstract

The pericardiocentesis procedure is common, often performed via the subxiphoid approach, although other transthoracic approaches have been described. This short communication describes an off-plane technique ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis using an anterior approach, performed using a linear transducer and guided in real-time by ultrasound, offering the advantage of continuous needle tracking to reduce complications associated with this approach such as pneumothorax, inadvertent cardiac puncture, and injury to the left internal mammary artery (LIMA).

Original languageEnglish
Article number33
JournalUltrasound Journal
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2024

Keywords

  • Bedside ultrasound
  • Critical care
  • Pericardiocentesis

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