Colocolic intussusception without lead point; a case report and literatare review

Mahmudloo, R and Gheibi, S and Vahed, S.N (2008) Colocolic intussusception without lead point; a case report and literatare review. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 18 (4). pp. 373-376.


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Colocolic intussusception is rare in children and most cases in adolescents are produced by a lead-point. A review of the English-written literature revealed only three cases of colocolic intussusception without lead point. Case presentation: A seven year-old boy with chief complaint of colicky abdominal pain and vomiting for five days, dysentery for 4 days, and no response to antibiotic therapy, increasing pain and abdominal distension was referred to pediatric gastroenterologist. Abdominal x-ray revealed multiple air-fluid levels and gasless colon. Pseudo-kidney appearance was reported in abdominal ultrasound at splenic flexure. Colocolic intussusception diagnosis without any lead point was confirmed in laparotomy and reduced with milk-out procedure. Conclusion: In children with dysentery especially in presence of colicky abdominal pain, abdominal distention and no response to antibiotic therapy, abdominal ultrasound to rule out intussusception is recommended.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Intussusception; Children; Colocolic intussusception; Abdominal distention
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 08:47
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2019 04:42

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