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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Multiple Mandibular Fractures in an Adolescent Presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department

Zapolsky, Nathan MD*; Zapolsky, Ivan Joseph MD, MS; Lim, Czer Anthoney MD

Section Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001253
Ultrasound Case Reviews
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We present a case of an adolescent patient with multiple mandibular fractures diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency department. Sonographic findings consistent with fracture were identified in our patient, and early consultation expedited interdepartmental coordination and disposition. The role of ultrasound in identifying various traumatic orthopedic and maxillofacial injuries is discussed.

From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; †Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; and ‡Department of Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Nathan Zapolsky, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1st Ave at 16th St, New York, NY 10003 (e-mail: nizapo@gmail.com).

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