In this 17-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Jennifer Carnell, MD demonstrates how ultrasound can be used to make a diversity of diagnoses in patients with right upper quadrant pain beyond ultrasound’s expected use in the diagnosis of gallbladder/biliary pathology.
Jennifer Carnell, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Baylor College of Medicine
- Participants will be able to create a broad differential diagnosis for right upper quadrant pain
- Participants will be able to discuss ultrasound findings in cardiac tamponade, pulmonary embolism, heart failure and lower lobe pneumonia
- 4 clinical cases of right upper quadrant pain
- Acute Exacerbation of Heart Failure: Ultrasound findings – B lines, poor LV EF, plethoric IVC
- Pulmonary Embolism: Ultrasound findings – Trace pleural effusion, dilated right heart/right heart strain, plethoric IVC
- Cardiac Tamponade: Ultrasound findings – Pericardial fluid, right ventricular diastolic collapse, plethoric IVC
- Lower Lobe Pneumonia: Ultrasound findings – Consolidation, dynamic air bronchograms, hyperdynamic LV EF, collapsing IVC
Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)
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