This week we tackle abdominal free air (pneumoperitoneum). This exam is all about the EPSS. Tune in to find out more!
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Thanks for this talk. I learnt something new.
I am a Consultant in Critical Care (UK), and have no training for Pneumoperitoneum (Had training for Echo and Ultrasound for other parts of the body).
How strong is the evidence for a trained doctor using Ultrasound for pneumoperitonium?
There are significant resistance from both surgeons and radiologists to use Ultrasound for this diagnosis.
The traditional approach is X ray first, then CT scan of the abdomen.
You will run into issues whenever a new technique is done that consultants aren’t familiar with. Personally, I do US first, then CT for confirmation if the patient is stable enough.
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