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Abdominal Case 1

An air reduction picture can confirm this diagnosis since the intussusceptum appears as a mass with air insufflation.

There are two categories of intussusception: idiopathic and pathologic.

Approximately 90 percent of pediatric cases are idiopathic and typically occur in patients between 3 months to 1 year. Pathologic intussusception is the result of another disease state (e.g. Meckel diverticulum, Cystic Fibrosis, and Lymphoma), and the age of presentation is determined by the disease state.

3. Do you think this patient is suffering from idiopathic or pathologic intussusception?


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