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Teenage Boy with Abdominal Pain and Vomiting

Teenage Boy with Abdominal Pain and Vomiting


Case and photo courtesy of Vanessa Perez, MD,
Aparna Joshi, MD, and Nirupama Kannikeswaran, MD

A CT scan of the abdominopelvic region was obtained to rule out bowel obstruction. This image shows an intussusceptum (arrows), with an accompanying complex of mesenteric fat and blood vessels, surrounded by the thick-walled intussuscipiens.

Intussusception is uncommon in children 5 years and older. What conditions does this diagnosis raise suspicion for?

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