Air reduction of an intussusception caused by a pathologic lead point in an infant

S. Don, M. D. Cohen, L. J. Wells, F. J. Rescorla

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Abstract

Lead points that are the cause of an ileocolic intussusception are rare in infants [1], as is successful reduction using barium [2]. Air reduction of an intussusception with a pathologic lead point has not been previously reported. We report a case of an infant with an ileocolic intussusception secondary to a duplication cyst that was successfully reduced with air. The pathologic lead point was recognized at the time of reduction and confirmed with water-soluble contrast. Air is both a diagnostic and therapeutic contrast agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-327
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1992

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