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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 9 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Should intensivist do routine abdominal ultrasound?

Kapil Dev Soni, Sujay Samanta

Keywords : bedside, bowel movement, gastric residual volume, ultrasonography,Ascariasis

Citation Information : Soni K D, Samanta S. Should intensivist do routine abdominal ultrasound?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (9):560-562.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.164813

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Roundworm infestation is common in tropical climate population with a low socioeconomic status. We describe a case of a young male with polytrauma accident who presented with small bowel dysfunction with a high gastric residual volume during enteral feeding. While searching the etiology, the intensivist performed bedside abdominal ultrasound (USG) as a part of whole body USG screening along with clinical examination using different frequency probes to examine bowel movement and ultimately found ascariasis to be the cause. This case report will boost up the wide use of bedside USG by critical care physicians in their patient workup.


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