Pseudokidney (intussusception)

The pseudokidney of intussusception is an ultrasound finding in some cases of intestinal intussusception. It refers to the longitudinal ultrasound appearance of the intussuscepted segment of bowel which mimics a kidney.

The fat-containing mesentery which is dragged into the intussusception, containing vessels, is reminiscent of the renal hilum, with the renal parenchyma formed by the edematous bowel.

See also

Other signs useful in identifying intussusception include:

Article information

rID: 6506
Section: Signs
Tag: stub, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pseudokidney sign
  • Pseudo-kidney sign
  • Pseudo-kidney of intussusception
  • Pseudokidney sign of intussusception
  • Pseudo-kidney sign of intussusception

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Cases and figures

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