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Identifying infant hydrocephalus in the emergency department with transfontanellar POCUS

Published:October 11, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.10.012

      Abstract

      Hydrocephalus carries significant morbidity in the infant population. Although clinical symptoms are often nonspecific, hydrocephalus is easily identified using transfontanellar sonography. In this review, we provide the emergency physician with a succinct overview of infant hydrocephalus and the point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) technique for identification of this pathology.

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