An examination is interpreted as positive if free fluid
is found in any of the 4 acoustic windows, negative if no fluid is seen and indeterminate if any of the windows cannot be adequately assessed.
A surgery consultation was taken and a Contrast CT abdomen was ordered which revealed multiple tiny Cholelithiasis with minimal free fluid
in the para-colic gutter.
Age Clinical Data USG & Doppler Findings Case 1 40 Pain lower abdomen & Enlarged, edematous vomiting right Ovary with peripherally arranged follicles, no colour flow and free fluid
in Pouch of douglas(POD) Case 2 20 Left pelvic pain, Left ovary enlarged nausea/vomiting (20ml) peripherally placed follicles, edematous, free fluid
present, Right ovary(5ml), echogenic fluid present, no color flow seen in left ovary Case 3 26 30 wks- Third trimester Well encapsulated left pregnancy with left ovarian cyst with fatty lower abdominal pain component in wall and intracystic hair like echoes.
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen with intravenous contrast showed a large amount of free fluid
in the abdominal cavity and a uterine myoma with a diameter of 77x58 mm (Figure 1a).
Focused assessment with sonography in trauma revealed free fluid
in all abdominal quadrants.
Ultrasound examination showed a dilated and thickened appendix, hypoechoic with loss of normal mural stratification, and appendicular lump with free fluid
in the peritoneal cavity.
Liver was normal and there was no free fluid
. No evidence for distant spread.
Abdominal ultrasonography revealed bilateral pleural effusion and intra-abdominal free fluid
. Radiologically, a high-density (89 HU) intra-abdominal free fluid
was detected on unenhanced CT scans.
Five patients (14.2%) who had normal abdominal X-rays findings underwent abdominal ultrasonography (USG), and were determined intraabdominal free fluid
in all cases.
The outside hospital CT scan demonstrated a large amount of free fluid
measuring simple fluid attenuation within the right pelvis.
It is used to identify presence of free fluid
in the peritoneal cavity, which may represent hemoperitoneum, and enables for an early referral to further imaging and/ or surgery.
On abdominal tomography, free fluid
around the stomach antrum and free air around the gallbladder were detected.