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Point-of-care ultrasound may be the best, and quickest, way to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, an acute necrotic infection of the perineal, genital, or perianal regions.
When a pregnant woman, especially at 14 to 16 weeks gestation, shows signs of acute urinary retention, consider retroverted incarcerated uterus as a potential cause.
Hematuria is a common complaint in the emergency department - and one that is largely benign. Nonetheless, there are several emergent conditions the emergency physician should consider when evaluating
Female hypospadias is an exceedingly rare congenital anomaly that can cause obstructive acute urinary retention in a few isolated cases.
Bladder rupture is a relatively rare condition due to the protection of the bladder in the bony pelvis; most cases of bladder rupture are intraperitoneal. But a small percentage are intraperitoneal r
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare diagnosis in the ED but can be life-threatening. Symptoms can be non-specific, making diagnosis more difficult. Proper, expeditious imaging can make all the diff
Hernias with loss of domain are often a consequence of poor access to surgical care and require extensive planning and management. This case of scrotal hernia illustrates how health care disparities a
It is important to consider that acute urinary retention can be a subtle clue of a neurologic process warranting emergent CT imaging to rule out vertebral fracture and MRI to rule out spinal cord comp
Purple urine bag syndrome, first reported in 1978, is a subset of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Pediatric patients with abdominal pain and dysuria - even older children - may be suffering the effects of infected urachal remnants. How can you treat this condition?