Intussusception

An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine has invaginated into another section of intestine; this leads to a bowel obstruction.  In the scout film below, you can see a “target sign” which is usually only visible on CT scan, in this case is visible in the AP image of the abdomen.

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This child presented with a 2 day history of crampy abdominal pain.

CT scan of “target sign” (link)

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