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Female with Vaginal Bleeding

  • Author(s): Quilon, Mark;
  • Glucksman, Alec;
  • Emmanuel, Gregory;
  • Greenstein, Josh;
  • Hahn, Barry
  • et al.

Case Presentation: A 24-year-old pregnant female presented to the emergency department with lower abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. A point-of-care ultrasound demonstrated a calcified yolk sac.

Discussion: When identified, calcification of the yolk sac in the first trimester is a sign of fetal demise. It is important for an emergency physician to be aware of the various signs and findings on point-of-care ultrasound and be familiar with the management of these pathologies.

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