Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Developed abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Female


Modality: X-ray

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

Modality: Ultrasound

Target sign of intussusception. 

Modality: 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
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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