Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

West J Emerg Med

Abstract

Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is a common emergency department complaint. Point-of-care ultrasound is a useful tool to evaluate for intrauterine ectopic pregnancy. Emergency physicians performing these studies need to be cognizant of artifacts produced by ultrasound technology, as they can lead to misdiagnosis. We present two cases where mirror-image artifacts initially led to a concern for heterotopic pregnancies but were excluded on further imaging.

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

6

Pages

712-4

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/09/24

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Emergency Medicine

Additional Departments

Radiology

PMID

25247050

DOI

10.5811/westjem.2014.5.22508


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