Document Type : Research Article
Background & Method: The aim of this study is to study the Drain the pleural effusion under sonography guidance & estimate the quantity of drain volume in ml. All sonography examination was performed by experienced radiologist. Patient was examined in supine position with 15 degree mild trunk elevation with probe transversely placed in perpendicular to body axis in posterior axillary line, than observe pleural separation at base of lung, Maximum distance between parietal &visceral pleura at end expiration was recorded.
Result: Males (62.6%) were more commonly affected than females (37.4%) in our study. On sonographic quantification, majority 34.3% of patients were in 500 to 1000 ml volume group. Majority of the patients had transudative effusion seen in 58% compared to exudative effusion (42%).
Conclusion: Most of the patients were males in a ratio 2:1 to females. There was significant difference between the volumes obtained by ultrasonography & drained volume. There was no significant difference between the volumes obtained by Computed Tomography & drained volume. On quantification of pleural fluid by ultrasonography, Computed Tomography & drained volume, the most common volume obtained was in the range of 500 to 1000 ml.