Emergency Physician-Performed Bedside Ultrasound of Gastric Volvulus.
point-of-care ultrasound, ultrasonography, gastric volvulus, emergency department
Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Surgery
Gastric volvulus (GV) is a seldomly encountered life-threatening condition that necessitates rapid diagnosis in the emergency department (ED). The diagnosis of GV is traditionally established with cross-sectional imaging and/or endoscopy with surgical confirmation. The potential role of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) as a bedside tool to support the early identification of GV by emergency physicians (EPs) has not been thoroughly investigated. This case report describes the expeditious diagnosis and ED management of acute GV by implementing EP-performed POCUS into critical decision making.
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Shokraneh K, Johnson J, Cabrera G, Kalivoda EJ. Emergency Physician-Performed Bedside Ultrasound of Gastric Volvulus. Cureus. 2020;12(8):e9946. Published 2020 Aug 22. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.9946