Point of Care Ultrasound: Pediatric Appendicitis

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Course Credit: 2 hours

Case Goals

  1. Describe the indications for performing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for appendicitis
  2. Describe the technique for performing POCUS for appendicitis
  3. Recognize anatomical landmarks for POCUS for appendicitis
  4. Interpret signs of appendicitis on POCUS
  5. List the limitations of POCUS for appendicitis


Read the ALiEM PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Appendicitis tutorial and then test your knowledge in the quiz below.

Course Authors

  • Dr. Stacey Lakin
  • Dr. Mindy Minh-Thu Duong
  • Dr. Margaret Lin-Martore


  • Series Editor: Dr. Margaret Lin-Martore
  • Content Editors: Dr. Ashkon Shaahinfar, Dr. Aaron Kornblith

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