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Abdomen » Gastrointestinal
Intussusception, colo-colic
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Author(s) :
Ravi Kadasne, MD
 
Presentation A 2-year-old child presents with acute pain in the abdomen. An abdominal ultrasound was performed.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal view at the site of pain
Description: A portion of the bowel [hypoechoic] and its mesentery [brightly echogenic] is seen telescoping into another segment of the bowel [delineated by arrows]. This gives a loop within a loop appearance.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse image of the region of interest
Description: The donut sign typical of intussusception is seen in this image. This was in the region of the colon, so this most likely represents a colo-colic intussusception.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse image of the concerned region
Description: The alternating hypo and hyperechoic layers of the bowel within the bowel loop are well appreciated in this image.
 
Differential Diagnosis Intussusception, colo-colic
 
Final Diagnosis Intussusception, colo-colic
 
Discussion To read more about intussusception [click here]
 
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