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An experience of emergency ultrasonography in children in a sub-Saharan setting
  1. S Ahmad1,2,
  2. S Kampondeni1,
  3. E Molyneux1,2
  1. 1Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S Ahmad
 Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi; doctorshaf{at}


Emergency ultrasonography is an appealing imaging modality in paediatric emergencies, given its non-invasive nature and potential as an adjunct to physical examination in a setting where rapid decisions need to be made. This review of a case series describes the applications, versatility, and limitations of emergency physician led ultrasonography in a paediatric resuscitation room in a sub-Saharan African setting.

  • CT, computerised tomography
  • ED, emergency department
  • EP, emergency physician
  • EU, emergency ultrasonography
  • ICP, intracranial pressure
  • JVP, jugular venous pressure
  • ONSD, optic nerve sheath diameter
  • RVDC, right ventricular diastolic collapse
  • paediatric emergency medicine
  • ultrasound
  • sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Competing interests: none declared

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