Sonographic Evaluation and Monitoring of Pneumoperitoneum After Air Enema Reduction for Intussusception

Amy Z. Zhou, Amy Toporowski, James W. Tsung

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Abstract

Abdominal radiography and computed tomography scans are standard tests to diagnose pneumoperitoneum. With the growing availability of point-of-care ultrasound, pneumoperitoneum may be diagnosed in settings without easy access to radiography or computed tomography, such as in overcrowded emergency departments or resource-poor environments. The use of point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose or monitor pneumoperitoneum has been described in adult but not pediatric patients. We present a case of point-of-care ultrasound detection of pneumoperitoneum and monitoring for tension pneumoperitoneum, after failed air enema reduction for intussusception in an infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E133-E134
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • air enema reduction
  • intussusception
  • pneumoperitoneum
  • point-of-care ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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