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Fig. 2 | Critical Ultrasound Journal

Fig. 2

From: Postural lung recruitment assessed by lung ultrasound in mechanically ventilated children

Fig. 2

Lung ultrasound images of postural recruitment. Example of the postural recruitment effect in one anesthetized child (case 1–24 months). This patient was subjected to 10 cmH2O of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the supine position and then during the postural recruitment maneuver. Bilateral atelectasis was diagnosed placing the ultrasound linear probe in the oblique position over the juxta-diaphragmatic lung areas. The same pulmonary areas were assessed in each body position. Note that atelectatic areas are reaerated only after the postural changes

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