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Point-of-care ultrasound helps differentiate the causes of unilateral lower limb swelling with rapid progression: A case report with literature review

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital; Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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Wan-Ching Lien,
Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei, 100
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Unilateral lower limb swelling is a common complaint among emergency department (ED) patients. However, an isolated intramuscular hematoma is an uncommon cause of lower limb swelling. We present a case of left thigh swelling after a traffic accident in which an intramuscular hematoma was diagnosed using point-of-care ultrasound. A literature review was also conducted.

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