A Vancouver POCUS module on scanning the abdominal aorta for aneurysms by Dr. Justin Ahn
Exploring the Point of Care Ultrasound Essentials course with a video demonstrating the examination to identify abdominal aortic aneurysm.
A 71 year old man presents with severe back pain and hypotension. You suspect abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
84 year old chap with ?renal colic deteriorates. On review you find his pain has worsened and he is pale, sweaty and hypotensive. Is this a vagal response to pain, a reaction to his analgesia or something else? You scan his aorta.
A 78 year old woman has a pulsatile mass in her mid abdomen. You wonder whether it is an abdominal aortic aneurysm.