In this 17-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Jennifer Carnell, MD demonstrates how ultrasound can be used to make a diversity of diagnoses in patients with right upper quadrant pain beyond ultrasound’s expected use in the diagnosis of gallbladder/biliary pathology.
Jennifer Carnell, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Baylor College of Medicine
- Participants will be able to create a broad differential diagnosis for right upper quadrant pain
- Participants will be able to discuss ultrasound findings in cardiac tamponade, pulmonary embolism, heart failure and lower lobe pneumonia
- 4 clinical cases of right upper quadrant pain
- Acute Exacerbation of Heart Failure: Ultrasound findings – B lines, poor LV EF, plethoric IVC
- Pulmonary Embolism: Ultrasound findings – Trace pleural effusion, dilated right heart/right heart strain, plethoric IVC
- Cardiac Tamponade: Ultrasound findings – Pericardial fluid, right ventricular diastolic collapse, plethoric IVC
- Lower Lobe Pneumonia: Ultrasound findings – Consolidation, dynamic air bronchograms, hyperdynamic LV EF, collapsing IVC
Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)
Cite this article as: Salim Rezaie, "Rebellion21: Not Your Gallbladder – Clutch US Diagnoses in RUQ Pain via Jennifer Carnell, MD", REBEL EM blog, November 4, 2021. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebellion21-not-your-gallbladder-clutch-us-diagnoses-in-ruq-pain-via-jennifer-carnell-md/.