POCUS Cases 10 AAA – Accuracy and Pitfalls

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the role of POCUS in diagnosing ruptured/leaking AAA in the ED
  2. To review the data on the accuracy of POCUS for AAA
  3. To review the limitations of POCUS for AAA


  1. Rubano, E., Mehta, N., Caputo, W., Paladino, L., & Sinert, R. (2013). Systematic review: Emergency department bedside ultrasonography for diagnosing suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm. Academic Emergency Medicine, 20(2), 128-138.