Gastrointestinal

Indications

    • Abdominal pain with concern for:
      • Hernia
      • Pneumoperitoneum
      • Appendicitis
      • Small bowel obstruction
      • Intussusception (advanced)
      • Pyloric stenosis (advanced)

Clinical Questions

    • Is there evidence of the above diagnoses?

Documentation

Limited Abdominal Ultrasound performed by me:
Indication:  Abdominal pain, rule out [appendicitis, small bowel obstruction, pneumoperitoneum, hernia] Findings: There is no evidence of [appendicitis, small bowel obstruction, pneumoperitoneum, hernia].
Images archived in the medical record.

Recommended Reading

    • Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vol 1 & Vol 2
      • Chapter 28: Appendicitis
      • Chapter 29: Small bowel obstruction

Other Online Resources

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