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Vol. 13 - Num. 51

Original Papers

The uses of ecography in Pediatric Primay Care; interconnection with hospital care

Jesús Carlos García Palomequea, JM Ceballos Aragónb

aPeditra. CS de Punta Umbría. Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez. Servicio Andaluz de Salud. Huelva. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez. Huelva. España.

Correspondence: JC García. E-mail: jesusgarpa@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: García Palomeque JC, Ceballos Aragón JM. The uses of ecography in Pediatric Primay Care; interconnection with hospital care. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:359-66.

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Introduction: The use of ultrasound in pediatric Primary Care improves both the quality and efficiency of care.

Material and methods: This study undertook 250 ultrasounds over a 12 month period from May 2009 to April 2010.

Results: The results found for each anatomical region were 45% abdominal, 25% cranial, 15% of the hip, 10% of parotid and thyroids and 5% of tender areas. From these, the most relevant pathology was Gastroesophageal Reflux, accounting for 7.2% of all ultrasounds undertaken. Renal pyelectasia accounted for 1.6%, cephalhematoma 1.6%, dysplasia of the hip 1.2%, acute parotitis 1.2%, adenopathy 1.2%, cervical angioma 0.4%, and abscessed adenopathy 0.4%.

Conclusions: From this analysis, we conclude that ultrasound is a useful tool for the detection of abdominal and cranial pathologies and secondarily, for thyroid, hip and cervical pathologies.


Paediatrics Primary care Ultrasonography



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