Gastric Ultrasound



Gastric Ultrasound


Amanda Xi





1. Which is the correct identification of structures in Figure 68.1?







A. A: liver, B: superior mesenteric artery, C: gastric antrum, D: aorta


B. A: liver, B: gastric antrum, C: pancreas, D: aorta


C. A: liver, B: superior mesenteric artery, C: gastric antrum, D: inferior vena cava


D. A: liver, B: gastric antrum, C: pancreas, D: inferior vena cava

View Answer

1. Correct Answer: B. A: liver, B: gastric antrum, C: pancreas, D: aorta

Rationale: In Figure 68.1, a low-frequency curvilinear probe was utilized to obtain this sagittal plane image. Utilizing familiar surrounding structures such as the aorta (D) and liver (A) can be helpful in identification of the gastric antrum (B) when learning gastric ultrasound. The pancreas (C) frequently appears as an echogenic structure deeper to the gastric antrum. The superior mesenteric artery is frequently captured when obtaining gastric ultrasound images; however, it does not appear in this particular image.

Selected References

1. El-Boghdadly K, Kruisselbrink R, Chan VWS, Perlas A. Images in anesthesiology: gastric ultrasound. Anesthesiology. 2016;125(3):595. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001043.

2. Van de putte P, Perlas A. Ultrasound assessment of gastric content and volume. Br J Anaesth. 2014;113(1):12-22.


Jun 9, 2022 | Posted by in CARDIOLOGY | Comments Off on Gastric Ultrasound
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