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Case 32 

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Case 32
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Ellen Chung

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199758968.003.0032
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date: 19 November 2019

3-year-old girl with colicky abdominal pain.

Oblique ultrasound images show the multi-layered appearance of bowel within bowel (arrows) with a central echogenic tubular structure (arrowhead), representing mesenteric fat within an inverted Meckel diverticulum.

The differential diagnosis of abdominal pain includes intussusception, obstruction due to hernia, appendicitis, torsed ovary, and pyelonephritis. Abdominal ultrasound can be used to diagnose any of these in a young child....

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