Abscess UltrasoundWe know that ultrasonography can be used to identify soft tissue infections. But what exactly are the distinguishing features between cellulitis and abscess? Is that a foreign body? Should I put a scalpel to this soft tissue infection? This PV card, written by Drs. Alissa Genthon, Patricia Henwood, and Mike Stone, serves as a great reference card for you at the bedside.

PV Card: Skin and Soft Tissue Ultrasound


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Scott Kobner
ALiEM New Submissions Editor Medical Student New York University School of Medicine 2014-15 ALiEM-EMRA Social Media and Digital Scholarship Fellow
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EM PGY2 at LAC+USC interested in medical education, clinical communication. All views are my own. #FOAMed