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TableĀ 3 Advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance

From: An easier and safe affair, pleural drainage with ultrasound in critical patient: a technical note

Advantage Limitations
Can be performed in any position Thickness of ribcage and soft tissues (i.e., obese patients)
Identification of the best site of puncture and best safety margin Subcutaneous emphysema or large thoracic dressings