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title:Intussusception in Children: Comparison Between Ultrasound Diagnosis and Operation Findings

Author:Umesh Shah, Mukesh Kothari

Keywords:Children, intussusception, operation findings, tropical developing country, ultra-sonography

Type:Original Article

Abstract:Background: Intussusception is one of the more common causes of intestinal obstruction in children. The diagnosis may be based mainly on clinical features; however, there are no classic signs and symptoms that are common to all cases. This study reports our experience of diagnosis and operation findings of children with intussusceptions. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective review of intussusceptions in children in a tertiary health facility in a tropical developing country from January to December 2011. Results: Twentyfive out of 41 children (M:F = 2.2:1) admitted with intussusceptions within the period were studied. The median age was 6.0 ± 5.57 months (range 3 months- 7 years). Ultrasonography positively diagnosed intussusceptions in 20 (80%) cases. Conclusion: Ultrasonography can increase diagnostic confidence in intussusceptions.

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