Transient small bowel intussusception

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Vomiting once or twice a day for the last few weeks. No abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

There is a small bowel intussusception in the right upper/ mid quadrant, measuring about 30 mm in length. There are no nodes within. It is not associated with dilatation of the proximal small bowel loops/ ascites.

Ileocecal junction is normal.

Ultrasound 3 hours later


There is no intussusception which was present in the previous scan.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings favor transient small bowel intussusception in a child.

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