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Case contributed by Dr Eric F Greif


Abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 19 months old
Gender: Female

Soft tissue mass projects over the right lower abdomen. No bowel dilation.

Annotated image

Arrows pointing toward soft tissue mass within right lower quadrant.


Transverse US shows concentric alternating echogenic and hypoechoic bowel walls keeping with target sign of Intussusception. Found to be of ileocolic type.

Case Discussion

The original abdominal radiograph was read negative. With high suspicion for intussusception, an ultrasound was performed. The intussusception was within the right lower abdomen, and in retrospect likely represents the soft tissue density on the abdominal radiograph as described above.

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Case information

rID: 29373
Published: 21st May 2014
Last edited: 5th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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