Suspected leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm: use of sonography in the emergency room.

  title={Suspected leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm: use of sonography in the emergency room.},
  author={William Shuman and W H Hastrup and Ted R. Kohler and David A. Nyberg and K Y Wang and Luc M. Vincent and Laurence A. Mack},
  volume={168 1},
To determine the value of sonography in the emergent evaluation of suspected leaking abdominal aortic aneurysms, the authors examined 60 patients in the emergency department using sonography and a protocol involving advance radio notification from the ambulance; arrival of sonographic personnel and equipment in the triage room before patient arrival; and, during other triage activities, rapid sonographic evaluation of the aorta for aneurysm and of the paraaortic region for extraluminal blood… CONTINUE READING


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