Acute maxillary sinusitis detected by bedside emergency department ultrasonography
© Springer-Verlag London Ltd 2010
Received: 18 December 2009
Accepted: 13 June 2010
Published: 21 August 2010
Bedside emergency department (ED) ultrasound (US) provides critical information to clinicians by non-invasively, rapidly determining various anatomical structures . The sonographic diagnosis of acute sinusitis (AS) has been studied, and a wide range of sensitivities and specificities for the diagnosis of AS by US has been reported [2, 3]. The authors present a case of sinusitis diagnosed by US in the ED.
US, while operator dependent, can be a useful tool to reduce the number of unnecessary tests ordered and thus aid in a rapid diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.
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