EMsono Sample Cases

Are you using bedside ultrasound in your practice?  Do you want to take your ultrasound skills to the next level?  EMsono  will provide you with regular interactive cases, journal updates and news updates related to emergency ultrasound.  In this area we have several cases so you can see some samples of our case content.

Sample Case 1

June 3, 2015

Case Presentation

A 48-year-old male presents for evaluation.  He has fever and abdominal pain.  His past medical history is significant for a history of metastatic colon cancer, multiple abdominal surgeries and 2 prior episodes of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP).  His vital signs are: BP 108/72, P 128, R 26, T 39.1.  The clinician caring for the patient is concerned about SBP and paracentesis is planned…

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  1.  What are all the sonographic findings that were visualized on the abdominal ultrasound?
    • Ascites
    • Bowel loops with increased peristalsis
    • Distended urinary bladder
    • Pneumoperitoneum
    • Small bowel obstruction
  2. Based on the ultrasound findings, what is the most likely diagnosis?
    • Bladder outlet obstruction
    • Secondary bacterial peritonitis
    • Small bowel obstruction
    • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

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