Intussusception - on ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Brought to the emergency department with intermittent abdominal pain and bloody stool.

Patient Data

Age: 9-month
Gender: Female

Transverse and longitudinal US through the intussusception shows a cylindrical mass consisting of an
outer hypoechoic ring surrounding a loop of bowel, mesenteric lymph nodes, and intervening echogenic fat. Colour Doppler imaging reveals evidence of flow within the thickened intussusceptum.

The longitudinal views give the appearance of a pseudokidney,

Case Discussion

Intussusception in a 9 month old. Hydrostatic reduction with normal saline was performed and intussusception reduced successfully.

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Case information

rID: 21218
Published: 10th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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