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Ultrasonographic demonstration of intussusception in the acute abdomen in a Zambian infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2667943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonography demonstrated intussusception in a healthy and well nourished seven-month-old infant who presented with a four-day history of vomiting and abdominal pain. Plain film showed a right-sided abdominal mass, a paucity of gas within the right lower quadrant and loops of distended small bowel. This led to ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract that demonstrated typical "bull's eye" pattern within the intussusception process. No barium studies were performed and confirmation was obtained at operation. Ultrasonography of the bowel may be of value when investigating children with atypical acute abdomen.
E Tshibwabwa-Tumba; I Yikona; B Linyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-21     Completed Date:  1989-09-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  KENYA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Ileal Diseases / diagnosis*
Intussusception / diagnosis*

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