POCUS Cases 5 – Small Bowel Obstruction POCUS
- To recognize the limitations of x-rays in the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction
- To determine three features of small bowel obstruction on POCUS including the “keyboard sign”
- To understand the limitations of using POCUS for small bowel obstruction
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