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Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Assess and Guide Renal Stent Repositioning in the Pediatric Emergency Department

Garcia, Angélica Marie, MD; Riera, Antonio, MD

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

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001767
Ultrasound Case Review
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Point-of-care ultrasound can be used as an assessment tool during the evaluation of children with renal colic. We discuss the case of a 7-year-old girl presenting to the pediatric emergency department with left flank pain, vomiting, and urinary incontinence status post–left renal stent placement. Renal ultrasound revealed ureteral obstruction caused by renal stent displacement. Point-of-care ultrasound performed by pediatric emergency department physicians was used to assess renal stent location, repositioning, and confirmation of the new location by the urology team. We discuss the role of transabdominal point-of-care ultrasound for the evaluation and treatment of the symptomatic child with recent ureter stent placement.

From the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Angelica Marie Garcia, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (e-mail: angelica.garcia@yale.edu).

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