Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Crit Ultrasound J

Abstract

In children presenting to the emergency room with right lower quadrant pain, ultrasound is the preferred initial modality. In our patient, a 6-year-old male with a sudden onset of severe right lower quadrant pain, the differential is broad, including appendicitis and intussusception. In order to narrow our differential and secure the diagnosis, our first modality was ultrasonography. With the increased use of point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department, the diagnosis of appendicitis and ileo-colic intussusception has been made more frequently. In addition, other entities such as transient small bowel intussusception may be identified. As in our case, obstruction secondary to intussusception must be ruled out with observation, serial abdominal exams, clinical improvement, or further imaging.

Volume Number

6

Issue Number

1

Pages

7

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/07/02

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Emergency Medicine

PMID

24982750

DOI

10.1186/2036-7902-6-7


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