Intussusception

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Developed abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Female
X-ray

Abdomen

Note the soft tissue sausage shaped density in the middle of the film reflecting intussusception. 

Ultrasound

Target sign of intussusception. 

Fluoroscopy

Air enema, used to reduce the intussusception. 

Case Discussion

X-rays demonstrate a large soft tissue opacity in the right upper quadrant which appears to bulge into what is presumably the transverse colon.

Ultrasound confirms an intussusception with a nice example of a target sign. The intussusception was reduced with an air enema. 

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Case information

rID: 6502
Case created: 3rd Jul 2009
Last edited: 16th Nov 2015
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