CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2022; 05(03): 157-164
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1743511
Pictorial Essay

Unsuspecting Lead Points Causing Nonobstructing Intussusceptions in Pediatric Patients Presenting with Chronic Pain Abdomen

Garima Jain
1   Department of Radiology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Nirmala Royal
1   Department of Radiology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Pramila Sharma
2   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Anu Bhandari
1   Department of Radiology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Kuldeep Mendiratta
1   Department of Radiology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Intussusception is one of the common causes of bowel obstruction in pediatric age group and is of idiopathic variety in most of the cases. Nonobstructing intussusception presenting with nonspecific symptoms (or chronic pain abdomen) is rare and usually clinically misdiagnosed/difficult to diagnose. The authors present a pictorial review of 10 cases of pediatric nonobstructing intussusception presenting with acute/chronic abdominal pain which were not suspected clinically but diagnosed with a pathologic lead point radiologically.

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Article published online:
08 March 2022

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