IOTW: Abdominal Free Fluid

Posted on: June 3, 2019, by :

The first image shows a still of a RUQ FAST view showing no FF.

The second 2 images show the importance of making sure that you scan from the TOP of the diaphragm all the way to the TIP of the liver (or spleen/kidney).
If it was not done it would have been missed.

This patient was a known nephrotic patient with significant ascites.

Amit Patel

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending at Children's National Health System
Amit was born and raised in the United Kingdom and moved to the US after finishing medical school at St. George’s.He completed residency at Maimonides and loved it so much he stayed on for fellowship.In his 6 years in Brooklyn he met his wife, Neha, they had a big Indian wedding (500+ people, but no elephants) and had a daughter (Mila) together.Now his daughter is 3 and the latest (and final) addition to the family (Abhi) is 1.Even though he came to call Brooklyn home he decided to leave ‘the city that never sleeps’ to arrive in ‘Capital City’ to join the faculty at CNMC while also pursuing a one-year Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship.He lives in Columbia, Maryland and is thoroughly enjoying having a parking space.In his free time he loves to play and watch soccer, catch-up on his British TV shows, spend time with his family and has been known to quite enjoy a good brunch.

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