Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Traumatic Fetal Intracranial Hemorrhage Suggested by Point-of-Care Ultrasound
- Author(s): Mooney, Nicole C.
- Wu, Lei
- Vrablik, Michael E.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.11.36214
While the use of ultrasound to diagnose a fetal intracranial hemorrhage in utero is not a new concept, the emphasis of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) at the initial trauma presentation of the mother to evaluate for fetal injury is novel. A review of the literature failed to reveal a single case report where in POCUS inthe workup of a pregnant trauma patient led to the diagnosis of fetal intracranial hemorrhage. This is such a case.