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Penny Lema, MD
Penny Lema, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Resa E. Lewiss, MD
Resa E. Lewiss, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Radiology Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
 Amy Zeidan, MD
Amy Zeidan, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Emory University School of Medicine

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  • Categories
  • Physics and Technical Aspects of Ultrasonography
    10 ± 5%
  • Anatomic / Diagnosic Ultrasound
    60 ± 5%
  • Procedural Ultrasound
    10 ± 5%
  • Education and Research Skills
    10 ± 5%
  • Administration and Quality
    10 ± 5%
*For examination purposes, this Clinical Ultrasonography Training with Non-Emergency Medicine Specialties is contained within Administration and Quality.
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US Pseudoaneurysm of skull for question

A 60-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a painful lump to the back of his head. He was hit in the head with a baseball bat 2 weeks prior and recently got his sutures removed. On physical exam he has a tender and fluctuant mass. The skin exam is limited because of his hair. A point-of-care ultrasound is performed as shown above. What is the next best step?

A Antibiotics and follow-up with primary care doctor
BNeedle aspiration
CPerform an incision and drainage and arrange for follow-up
DPerform color Doppler of the mass prior to any intervention


Soft tissue ultrasound is performed using a high-frequency linear transducer. In this grayscale image, the mass appears as an anechoic rounded structure, making it indistinct from a cyst, seroma, hematoma, abscess, or vascular anomaly. The mass is also on top of the scalp and the hyperechoic stripe of the scalp creates a mirror artifact. Performing color Doppler on any mass will identify if there is a source of blood flow within the cavity. Color Doppler can also help delineate a lymph node from other pathology. The image above is a pseudoaneurysm that formed after trauma. Pseudoaneurysms occur due to extravasation of blood outside of the vessel wall and into the perivascular space.

US Pseudoaneurysm of skull

Antibiotics and follow-up (A) as well as incision and drainage (C) are incorrect answers because this is a pseudoaneurysm. An abscess is also an anechoic or hypoechoic fluid collection within a rounded cavity and often has irregular borders. Without using color Doppler, it can be indistinguishable from other fluid-filled masses. Needle aspiration (B) is also an incorrect answer because puncturing the pseudoaneurysm may cause more complications including external hemorrhage. There are a few ways to treat a pseudoaneurysm. First compress the mass using a linear transducer for approximately 20 minutes until pseudoaneurysm communication is closed. Another treatment option is injecting thrombin into the pseudoaneurysm. If the first two treatments fail then the pseudoaneurysm may require surgical intervention.

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  • Diagnosis 80%
  • Consultation 75%
  • Prognosis 82%

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