Ultrasound Case ReviewUsing Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Characterize Acute Inguinal Swelling of Young Children in the Pediatric Emergency DepartmentFriedman, Nir MD∗,†,‡; Lee, Michelle S. MDCM∗; Mclean, Lianne MD∗; Tessaro, Mark O. MD∗Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS, Associate Editor Author Information From the ∗Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada †Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer ‡Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Michelle Sin Lee, MDCM, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8 (e-mail: michelleS.email@example.com). Pediatric Emergency Care: June 2020 - Volume 36 - Issue 6 - p 304-307 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002014 Buy Metrics Abstract Acute inguinal swelling in young children is frequently assumed to be an inguinal hernia, often prompting a bedside reduction attempt. We report 3 cases of inguinal swelling where the use of point-of-care ultrasound changed the patients' management by identifying an alternate diagnosis, thus avoiding unnecessary and painful procedures as well as their associated sedation risks. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.