Intussusception

Case contributed by Dr Sally Ayesa

Presentation

Intermittent abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Supine abdominal radiograph.

Mild dilatation of bowel loops in the right upper quadrant adjacent a subtle donut shaped soft tissue density. No evidence of pneumoperitoneum. 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound examination of the right upper quadrant demonstrated bowel within the bowel, with a classic target sign

Case Discussion

Both x-ray and ultrasound findings are in keeping with intussusception. The patient was transferred to a dedicated pediatric hospital for further management. 

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Case information

rID: 63984
Published: 29th Oct 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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