Hepatology | Higher Education | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Abdominal paracentesis is a common bedside procedure, and the advent of point-of-care ultrasound has provided an opportunity to reduce the associated risks. Multiple society guidelines now recommend both site and vascular marking to avoid potential complications. This case illustrates the importance of vascular marking specifically to avoid damage to adjacent blood vessels.
point-of-care ultrasound, POCUS, paracentesis, inferior epigastric artery bleed
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Karevoll, A., Talbert, W., , Smith, C. J. Preventing Bleeding Complications Of Paracentesis Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound: An n-of-1 Case Study. Graduate Medical Education Research Journal. 2021 Dec 20; 3(2).