Title

Emergency Physician-Performed Bedside Ultrasound of Gastric Volvulus.

Division

Select Division

Hospital

West Florida

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

8-22-2020

Keywords

point-of-care ultrasound, ultrasonography, gastric volvulus, emergency department

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Surgery

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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