Dr Shannon’s Ultrasound Corner

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You are on your basic ultrasound rotation, and do a FAST on a woman who is found to have ARF and possibly new ascites (Sweet!– a “positive” study!).  You start at the RUQ and get the following image…

RUQ (2)


Wait a minute, that was a really tough one to get… something’s amiss…  You move on to the LUQ



are sure to include the inferior pole of the…spleen…?

L kidney trv


and then the bladder…

blddr (3)


Sure there is free fluid… but boy, that spleen looked… duct-y…?

You take a look at the patient’s CXR and EKG

CXR (2)



And then double check yourself to make sure today is  not  “opposite day”…  🙂



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