Point-of-Care Ultrasound Identification of an Abdominal Hernia

Julia Kate Deanehan, Anna Von Reinhart, Antonio Riera

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Abstract

Pediatric emergency medicine physicians may be able to use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) as a tool to evaluate abdominal wall masses. We present a case of a 2-month-old infant with a lower abdominal mass identified as a hernia sac by POCUS. It was initially thought to represent a Spigelian-type abdominal wall hernia but subsequently determined to be an unusual presentation of an inguinal hernia with testicular entrapment. We review each of these diagnoses in addition to relevant POCUS findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • abdominal wall hernia
  • inguinal hernia
  • point-of-care ultrasound
  • Spigelian hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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