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Intestinal intussusception

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Previously healthy child, complaining from acute abdominal pain and vomiting for last one day.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male

A round soft tissue mass in the right iliac fossa giving target sign appearance surrounded by crescentic layer of gas making meniscus sign.


Case Discussion

The target sign consists of a soft-tissue mass that contains concentric circular or nearly circular areas of lucency, which are due to the mesenteric fat of the intussusceptum (1).

The meniscus sign consists of a crescent of gas within the colonic lumen that outlines the apex of the intussusception (1)

Abdominal ultrasonography confirmed intestinal intussusception.

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Case information

rID: 57718
Published: 22nd Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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