Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Developed abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Female


Note the soft tissue sausage shaped density in the middle of the film reflecting intussusception. 


Target sign of intussusception. 


Air enema, used to reduce the intussusception. 

Case Discussion

X-rays demonstrate a large soft tissue opacity in the right upper quadrant which appears to bulge into what is presumably the transverse colon.

Ultrasound confirms an intussusception with a nice example of a target sign. The intussusception was reduced with an air enema. 

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Case information

rID: 6502
Published: 3rd Jul 2009
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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