Images and text Genevieve Carbonatto. I would like to thank the IBUS group , in no particular order, Torsten Kucharzik, Christian Masser,Giovanni Maconi, Frauke Petersen, Kim Nylund, Ruediger Goertz, Emma Calbrese, Anil Kumar Asthana, Kerri Kovak, Rune Wilkens and Stefania Carmagnola for their fantastic course on gut ultrasound which has spurred the following post and Read more about Normal gut ultrasound[…]
Images Genevieve Carbonatto, text Genevieve Carbonatto An 80 year old lady presents to the Emergency Department with a 4 month history of feeling unwell on and off associated with a 4 kg weight loss during that time. She presented acutely because the night before she developed mild abdominal pain and vomiting. She has been investigated Read more about Intussusception: Left upper quadrant mass[…]
Images Genevieve Carbonatto A patient with Chrohn’s disease presents with severe abdominal pain and vomiting. He has had pain for 2 weeks and only now presents to the Emergency Department. An ultrasound is performed on arrival. His ultrasound shows all the features of small bowel obstruction Dilatation of the small bowel Reduced peristalsis of the Read more about Chrohn’s disease, bowel obstruction[…]
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto. A patient presents at 11.00 pm with diarrhea he has had for 3 days and abdominal pain. He is treated for gastroenteritis. A point of care ultrasound is performed in the morning to exclude other possible causes of abdominal pain. His ultrasound shows colitis. The abnormal colon can be traced Read more about Colitis[…]
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto Grossly dilated loops of bowel Dilated loops of bowel. To and fro of contents of bowel. Extraluminal fluid (ascites)
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto A patient presents with 4 days of abdominal pain and diarrhea. He has suprapubic tenderness. A point of care ultrasound confirms a colitis from his descending colon including his sigmoid colon. Ultrasound features consistent with this Thickened bowel wall Hypoechoic submucosa.
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto 72 year old woman with a 4 day history of RIF pain. Ultrasound shows what was directly under the point of tenderness. A point of care ultrasound shows a complex structure tender structure in the RIF. This is a possible inflamed appendix, possible inflamed ileum. The AP diameter of the appendix Read more about RIF pain[…]