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A 4-year-old patient has come from a significant distance for hydrocele repair. The parents are Non-English speaking and need an interpreter - you find out the child ate breakfast 5 hours ago. You perform point of care ultrasound (US) of the gastric antrum which demonstrates an empty antrum in both supine and right lateral decubitus position. A nomogram (link below) is used to calculate the volume of gastric contents using the cross-sectional area measured around the muscularis with the patient’s age. The volume is less than 1.5 ml/kg in the right lateral decubitus position. This finding suggests low risk of aspiration. {https://www.gastricultrasound.org/en/special-patients/} What would be your next plan of action?
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