ABDOMEN: mnemonic POCUS for Acute abdomen

A for abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection

B for biliary (GB stone and biliary dilatation)

D for diaphragm (basal lung for extra-abdominal origin)

O for obstruction (SBO for adults and intussusception for kids)

M for moving fluid or gas (FAST approach for fluid and liver surface for air)

E for ectopic pregnancy (focused on intra-uterine pregnancy and ascites)

N for nephropathy (focused on hydronephrosis and KuB)

 

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