Use of point-of-care ultrasound to assess and guide renal stent repositioning in the pediatric emergency department

Angélica Marie Garcia, Antonio Riera, Julia Kate Deanehan

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Point-of-care ultrasound can be used as an assessment tool during the evaluation of children with renal colic. We discuss the case of a 7-year-old girl presenting to the pediatric emergency department with left flank pain, vomiting, and urinary incontinence status post-left renal stent placement. Renal ultrasound revealed ureteral obstruction caused by renal stent displacement. Point-of-care ultrasound performed by pediatric emergency department physicians was used to assess renal stent location, repositioning, and confirmation of the new location by the urology team. We discuss the role of transabdominal point-of-care ultrasound for the evaluation and treatment of the symptomatic child with recent ureter stent placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019
Externally publishedYes



  • hydronephrosis
  • renal colic
  • renal stent
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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