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Stephanie G Cohen, Sierra C Beck
A 4-year-old girl presented to the emergency department for evaluation of finger swelling after a dog bite. Point-of-care ultrasound was used to diagnose pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis of the digit after visualizing a fluid collection within the flexor tendon sheath. The patient underwent emergent incision and drainage of the digit with good outcome.
November 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Joseph Minardi, Erica Shaver, Aaron Monseau, Adam Pratt, Shelley M Layman
BACKGROUND: Right lower quadrant pain in young females presents a frequent diagnostic challenge for emergency physicians, with a broad differential and several important diagnoses. Using an "ultrasound first" imaging strategy can help decrease the use of computed tomography scans, with associated savings in radiation exposure, cost, and other resource use. CASE REPORT: We report a case of right lower quadrant pain in a young woman. After her initial history and physical examination, appendicitis was the leading differential...
November 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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