Intussusception

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Developed abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Female
X-ray

Abdomen

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

Ultrasound

Ultrasound confirms an intussusception with a nice example of a target sign

Fluoroscopy

Air enema, used to reduce the intussusception. Intussusception identified as a hypodense area within the proximal ascending colon.

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Case information

rID: 6502
Published: 3rd Jul 2009
Last edited: 8th Dec 2019
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