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POCUS e-FAST Exam for Chest and Abdominal Trauma

A 30-year-old male patient was involved in a vehicle collision on the highway. He was brought to the emergency department. On physical exam he has multiple bruises on the chest and abdomen. He is conscious but seems in distress. A quick e-FAST exam was performed by the emergency medicine ultrasound fellow. The following view was obtained in the left upper quadrant.

Match the following structures.

A.
B.
C.
D.

  1. Liver
  2. Free fluid in the pleural cavity
  3. Spleen
  4. Free fluid in the pleural space
  5. Diaphragm
  6. Free fluid in the peritoneal cavity

(Answers below)


Answers:

A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 3

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