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Woman with thigh pain after motor vehicle collision
  1. Chung-Yueh Shih1,
  2. Chun-Chi Chuang2,
  3. Kar Mun Cheong1
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi County, Taiwan
  2. 2 Division of Plastic Surgery, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kar Mun Cheong, Emergency Department, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chia-Yi, Chia-Yi, Taiwan; athrun.sasuke{at}

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Clinical Introduction

A 34-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with right thigh pain and swelling after motor vehicle collision. The patient was conscious and mobile, and on physical examination, a right thigh ecchymosis with swelling and tenderness was noted (figure 1). Range of motion of the hip joints was intact. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) (figure 2 and video 1) of the right hip was obtained.

Figure 1

Bulging tender mass (arrowhead) at the right thigh.

Figure 2

Long-axis panoramic point-of-care ultrasound view of the right thigh demonstrating a lobulated heterogeneous fluid collection (asterisk), with fluid-debris content, 10.1×2.5 cm in size, between superficial (arrowhead) and deep fascia (arrow); …

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