Here’s a great lecture from CCUS 2014 starring my main man Haney @criticalcarenow Mallemat, where he tells us how he integrates bedside ultrasound in the assessment of the patient with abdominal pain.
And bonus, an intro by Vicki @nobleultrasound Noble.
64 yr old woman POD#3 Rt heimcolectomy with fever and abdominal pain.
Right costal longitudinal scan. What do you see?
A complex echogenic sliver of ascites over the liver…now what do you do? Here’s what I did…
…and it showed fecaloid material. Turned out to be anostomotic leak. Didn’t have to push much for surgery.