Vascular Ultrasound Prior To Paracentesis
Although the evidence is conflicting, vascular ultrasound prior to paracentesis may prevent a life-threatening complication. This case demonstrated 3 large vessels (inferior epigastric artery & paired veins) immediately below intended puncture site in a complex patient with large volume ascites. 2D & Doppler assessment performed easily with linear high-frequency probe.
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