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Traumatic Fetal Intracranial Hemorrhage Suggested by Point-of-Care Ultrasound

  • Author(s): Mooney, Nicole C.
  • Wu, Lei
  • Vrablik, Michael E.
  • et al.

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.

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