Point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a child with recurrent abdominal pain and vomiting

Evan M. Fox, Kathryn E. Kasmire, J. Kate Deanehan

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Abstract

A case is described of a 4 year-old girl who presented with chronic episodic abdominal pain with vomiting. Physical examination was unremarkable aside from hypertension. Point-of-care renal ultrasound showed hydronephrosis, leading to a diagnosis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction presenting with Dietl crisis (episodic abdominal pain secondary to urinary tract obstruction). The clinical utility of point-of-care renal ultrasound in the evaluation of abdominal pain and ultrasound findings of ureteropelvic junction obstruction are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-499
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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