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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 295–298 | Cite as

Sonographic appearances of inverted Meckel diverticulum with intussusception

  • A. Daneman
  • Melissa Myers
  • Bruce Shuckett
  • Douglas J. Alton

Abstract

This study illustrates the sonographic findings of inverted Meckel diverticulum acting as a lead point of an intussusception in five patients. In four patients, the inverted diverticulum was seen as a segment of blind-ending, thick-walled bowel projecting for a variable distance from the apex of the intussusceptum. The larger diverticula had a characteristic bulbous shape. The central serosal surface of the inverted diverticulum was filled with fluid in one patient, with fluid and fat in another, and with echogenic fat only in the other two. The presence of fat was confirmed by CT in one patient. The features illustrated in these four patients appear to be specific. In the fifth patient, the sonogram revealed a nonspecific echogenic mass at the apex of the intussusceptum. Recognition of these features on sonography may obviate the need for further investigation.

Keywords

Intussusception Variable Distance Sonographic Finding Serosal Surface Lead Point 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Daneman
    • 1
  • Melissa Myers
    • 1
  • Bruce Shuckett
    • 1
  • Douglas J. Alton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G IX8 CanadaCA

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