CPC-EM: Volume 2 Issue 4

Point-of-care Ultrasonography of a Rare Cause of Hemoperitoneum

Kelson, MD, et al.

A young woman presented to the emergency department with lethargy, hemodynamic instability, and diffuse abdominal tenderness. On point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS), she was found to have intraperitoneal free fluid and a large pelvic mass, which were discovered intraoperatively to be hemoperitoneum due to ruptured vessels of a uterine leiomyoma.

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Mercury Ingestion

Amin, DO, et al.

A 30-year-old male with history of bipolar disorder and previous incident of elemental mercury ingestion in a suicide attempt, presented to the emergency department with new-onset nausea and vomiting.

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Massive Right Breast Hematoma

Amin, DO, et al.

A 53-year-old female with a history of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and generalized anxiety disorder taking 81 milligrams of aspirin daily presented as a trauma activation following a motor vehicle collision.

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Eagle Syndrome

Bremmer, DO, et al.

A 30-year-old male presented to the emergency department with intermittent neck pain, dysarthria, right facial droop, right-sided facial paresthesias and right upper extremity weakness for several days prior.

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