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Massive pelviureteric junction obstruction: the role of focused ultrasound in the emergency investigation of abdominal masses in children
  1. Danielle Simone Hall,
  2. George Nada
  1. South London Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Danielle Simone Hall, c/o Dr Davda Mitesh, Emergency Department, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Kent BR6 8ND; dani.hall{at}

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A 13-year-old boy presented with a month's history of abdominal pain. A large palpable right-upper quadrant mass was confirmed on x-ray (figure 1A). A focused ultrasound, performed by the emergency department registrar, demonstrated a large right-sided hydronephrosis. This was confirmed by a formal departmental ultrasound, revealing a …

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