Intussusception treated with air enema

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Vomiting and abdominal distention.

Patient Data

Age: 5 months
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Abdominal radiograph demonstrates a suspicious lack of gas in the left, central and pelvic regions of the abdomen suggesting the presence of a mass.

Modality: Ultrasound

Ultrasound reveals tubular mass in the left flank extending into the left side of the pelvis. On cross-section a target sign is seen consistent with intussusception of bowel into the descending colon and sigmoid. There is also a small amount of free intraperitoneal fluid present.

Modality: Fluoroscopy

Therapeutic air enema was performed which neatly reduced the intussuscepting bowel.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates some of the features and treatment of intussusception

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Case Information

rID: 10376
Case created: 9th Aug 2010
Last edited: 4th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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