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POCUS for Appendicitis

Due to its difficulty, this examination is best done with a linear probe placed at the patient’s point of tenderness. The location of the appendix has a wide individual variability and the limitations of McBurney’s point as an anatomical landmark. Note the differences in the scans showing longitudinal and transervse views and the appendicolith casting […]

Due to its difficulty, this examination is best done with a linear probe placed at the patient’s point of tenderness. The location of the appendix has a wide individual variability and the limitations of McBurney’s point as an anatomical landmark.

Note the differences in the scans showing longitudinal and transervse views and the appendicolith casting an acoustic shadow. Discover more POCUS applications through our POCUS Bytes Webinars.

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