Intussusception

Case contributed by Dr Ali Basim

Presentation

Abdominal pain for 1 week duration

Patient Data

Age: 30 months
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Longitudinal and transverse scans with curvilinear and then linear array transducers anterior to right kidney showing characteristic ultrasound findings of ileocolic intussusception.

Modality: Annotated image

Pseudokidney  sign and target sign of intussusception.

Case Discussion

The child developed symptoms of abdominal pain and vomiting for one week, hydrostatic enema by pediatric surgeon was attempted but the reduction was not successful.

Factors that made the reduction less likely in this case were:

  • long history
  • older than 2 years age
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Case Information

rID: 49591
Case created: 27th Nov 2016
Last edited: 28th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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