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Rapid evaluation of an inguinal mass in a female infant using point-of-care ultrasound

Lindsey Tilt, David O Kessler
Pediatric Emergency Care 2014, 30 (5): 366-7
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A 35-day-old female infant presents to the pediatric emergency department with increased crying and persistent fullness in the right groin. On examination, the infant was noted to have increased fullness and a nonreducible mass in the right mons pubis. Point-of-care ultrasound was used to help diagnose an incarcerated ovary, allowing for expedited care while waiting for confirmatory imaging. The infant underwent surgery with salvage of the ovary.

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