Coiled spring

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


For illustration purposes.


The appearances of a coiled spring from which a contrast enema sign in intussusception derives its name.

Case Discussion

In intussusception the occluding mass prolapsing into the lumen has been termed the "coiled spring” appearance (barium in the lumen of the intussusceptum and in the intraluminal space).

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Case information

rID: 51973
Published: 15th Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded