Morison's pouch

This is an example of a positive Morison's pouch examine. You can see an anechoic black stripe between the Liver and Kidney that is in Morison's pouch. Note the acute angles and the fact that it's very black or anechoic stripe that indicates free fluid thought to be hemorrhage in acute trauma.

Once we're finished with the right upper quadrant, we can move to the left upper quadrant. The indicator is kept towards the patient's head with the probe placed on the patient's left plank. This will similarly give a Coronal view. It appears quite similar to what we see in the right upper quadrant. However, the face of the probe is to the patient's left.

Here we see the Spleen, Kidney, Diaphragm, indicator to the patient's head and we want to interrogate for fluid between the Kidney and Spleen, also down at the tip of the Spleen or over the top of the Spleen.