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Abdomen » Gastrointestinal
Intussusception, colo-colic
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Author(s) :
Ravi Kadasne, MD
Presentation An 8-month-old male child presents with a mobile abdominal lump of 1 day duration. An abdominal ultrasound was performed.
Caption: Sagittal view in the region of the lump
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 was in the region of the colon, so most likely represents a colo-colic intussusception.
Caption: Transverse image of the region of interest
Description: The donut sign typical of intussusception is seen in this image with the echogenic center representing reflectors from the omentum and the surrounding less echogenic rings representing the bowel walls.
Differential Diagnosis Intussusception, colo-colic
Final Diagnosis Intussusception, colo-colic
Discussion To read more about intussusception [click here]
Follow Up A hydrostatic enema was performed and the intussuception was reduced.
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