Using point-of-care ultrasound to characterize acute inguinal swelling of young children in the pediatric emergency department

Nir Friedman, Michelle S. Lee*, Lianne McLean, Mark O. Tessaro

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Abstract

Acute inguinal swelling in young children is frequently assumed to be an inguinal hernia, often prompting a bedside reduction attempt. We report 3 cases of inguinal swelling where the use of point-of-care ultrasound changed the patients' management by identifying an alternate diagnosis, thus avoiding unnecessary and painful procedures as well as their associated sedation risks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-307
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • bedside reduction
  • inguinal swelling
  • point-of-care ultrasound

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