(This post was first published on blog.5minsono.com at January 20, 2016)
Air bronchograms are something that many of us, even if we don’t know ultrasound, have heard before. They refer to a consolidated lung that surrounds small airways. This finding can easily be seen on ultrasound and is highly specific for pneumonia. Learn the difference between a dynamic air bronchogram and a static air bronchogram with this video:
Need some further reading? Look no further:
- A dynamic sign of alveolar consolidation in bedside ultrasonography: Air bronchogram.
- Lung ultrasound is an accurate diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia in the emergency department.
- The dynamic sonographic air bronchogram: a simple and immediate bedside diagnosis of alveolar consolidation in severe respiratory failure
- The dynamic air bronchogram. A lung ultrasound sign of alveolar consolidation ruling out atelectasis