Point-of-care ultrasound identification of a psoas abscess in a child presenting with hip pain

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Abstract

This case-report describes a 4-year-old girl brought to the emergency department for the evaluation of limp and elevated inflammatory markers. The patient's history and physical examination did not reveal a clear source of pathology. Point-of-care ultrasound identified a right-sided psoas abscess that was confirmed with computed tomography scan. This case demonstrates the potential utility of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms concerning for pathology in the hip or lower abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-439
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • abdominal pain
  • limp
  • psoas abscess
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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