Small bowel abscess mimicking the clinical presentation of intussusception: Report of one case

Wen-Liang Chen, Han Ping Wu*, Kai Wei Chien, Yueh Min Lin, Ching Yuang Lin, Chin Fu Chang

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Abstract

Intraabdominal infections are common in children, but small bowel abscess in the pediatric age group is rare. This case report shows preoperative diagnosis of small bowel abscess in pediatric emergency department (ED) is difficult, and misdiagnosis can be easily made based on clinical presentations. We report a case of small bowel abscess mimicking the clinical presentation of intussusception in the pediatric ED. Definitive diagnosis of small bowel abscess was finally made with surgical confirmation of an inflammatory collection within the peritoneal space. Patients present with acute abdominal pain should be evaluated for intussusception as well as small bowel abscess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalActa Paediatrica Taiwanica
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Child
  • Intussusception
  • Small bowel abscess

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