Emergency physician-performed bedside ultrasound of pyomyositis.
emergency department, intramuscular abscess, muscle infection, point‐of‐care ultrasound, pyomyositis, ultrasonography
Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diseases
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an indispensable tool for emergency physicians in the rapid bedside diagnosis of skin and soft tissue infections. The utility of POCUS for the differentiation of cellulitis and subcutaneous abscess is well established; however, there is a paucity of studies highlighting POCUS as a first-line imaging approach for pyomyositis, an uncommon skeletal muscle infection and/or intramuscular abscess formation requiring emergent diagnosis. This report describes a case in which emergency physician-performed POCUS led to the early detection and timely management of pyomyositis in the emergency department.
Publisher or Conference
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open
Al-Marzoog A, Cabrera G, Kalivoda EJ. Emergency physician-performed bedside ultrasound of pyomyositis. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021;2(2):e12394. Published 2021 Mar 24. doi:10.1002/emp2.12394