J Emerg Med 2012 Dec 14;43(6):1055-8. Epub 2012 Aug 14.
ASL N°2 Savonese, SC Medicina e Chirurgia d'Accettazione e d'Urgenza-OBI, Ospedale San Paolo, Savona, Italia.
Background: Bedside ultrasonography performed by the Emergency Physician is a safe procedure for evaluating patients with trauma, hypotension, chest or abdominal pain, and dyspnea of unknown origin.
Objectives: To present a case with apparent concordance between the patient's history, symptoms, signs, and ultrasound imaging, that lead to diagnostic error.
Case Report: A 74-year-old man was admitted to the hospital due to epigastric pain, radiating to the back. Read More