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An Introduction to Abdominal Wall and Groin Ultrasound


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An Introduction to Abdominal Wall and Groin Ultrasound

This introductory session will cover anatomy, normal ultrasound appearances, mesh repair appearances and common pathology seen in the adult groin and abdominal wall.  Causes and symptoms for hernia will be discussed.  Good technique and potential pitfalls will be described.  Phrases for report writing and management of findings will be suggested.

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6th July 2017

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Course Description

By the end of this session you will:

  1. Have a knowledge of the correct ultrasound machine settings and transducers required for this area of practice

  2. Understand the purpose of and the need for the examination

  3. Know the anatomy of the inguinal region and ventral wall

  4. Recognise  the appearances of epigastric, paraumbilical, Spigelian, inguinal and femoral hernias

  5. Recognise hernia-mimicking pathology such as enlarged lymph nodes, lipomas and desmoid tumours

  6. Recognise mesh repairs and have a knowledge of common complications associated with this surgery

  7. Have the basic skills to produce a report describing appearances and offering an interpretation, and follow-up/management where appropriate