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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ct Of Abdomen Shows Intussusception (Overview)

Is telescoping of the intestine. It is a pathological finding that need to be addressed because it might associated with an underlying malignancy. Recently and due to high- speed multiple cut ct scan, intussusception is frequently seen and is secondary to normal peristalsis of the bowel. In this situation, a repeat ct is required for confirmation.


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Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools

Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ct Of Abdomen Shows Intussusception (Overview)

Is telescoping of the intestine. It is a pathological finding that need to be addressed because it might associated with an underlying malignancy. Recently and due to high- speed multiple cut ct scan, intussusception is frequently seen and is secondary to normal peristalsis of the bowel. In this situation, a repeat ct is required for confirmation.


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What is the definition or description of: CT of abdomen shows intussusception?

Intussusception: Is telescoping of the intestine. It is a pathological finding that need to be addressed because it might associated with an underlying malignancy. Recently and due to high- speed multiple cut ct scan, intussusception is frequently seen and is secondary to normal peristalsis of the bowel. In this situation, a repeat ct is required for confirmation. ...Read more

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What is the result of CT of abdomen in intussusception?

Depends on stage: Intussusception may be intermitted, that is the bowel may go in and out. So ct is sensitive when taken during the pain. Ct might show, signs of inflammation, obstruction, the donut sign or 3rd kidney sign at the site of the intussusception. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia be missed or not picked up dying endoscopy? Wouldn't a CT of abdomen show this?

Yes: But ct no better. Any moderate hiatal hernia would be easy to note during endoscopy. Small intermittent hiatal hernias that are not visible during egd are likely of no clinical consequence. Best test may be impedance manometry, but to what end. ...Read more

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Would osteosarcoma show up on leg xray?Daughter is 4 and has had limp for over 3wks-no pain/fever or injury.Xray normal but doc wants CT of abdomen.

Would osteosarcoma show up on leg xray?Daughter is 4 and has had limp for over 3wks-no pain/fever or injury.Xray normal but doc wants CT of abdomen.

Yes it would show: but your daughter is bit young for that diagnosis, I appreciate your frustration and worry, but you need to trust your daughter's treating doctor, and remember "common diseases are common and rare diseases are rare", take care ...Read more

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What will they find on a CT of abdomen with pain in left side?

See below: A pain on the left side of the abdomen may indicate diverticular disease of the colon, ie diverticulosis or diverticultis. It may also show abnormal fluid or a tumor. If pain is upper higher, it may show problem with the spleen or the ribs. It also evaluate the bowels and other organs as well. ...Read more

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What tests exist for diagnosing abdomen pain besides a CT of abdomen/pelvis?

What tests exist for diagnosing abdomen pain besides a CT of abdomen/pelvis?

Other imaging tests: include ultrasound and MRI. Occasionally upper GI series is useful, but it has been largely replaced by endoscopy. Nuclear medicine tests include HIDA scan. Abdominal xrays have a limited role. ...Read more

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I had CT of abdomen and dr said good except small kidney stone, i still have some left side back and ab pain. Dr said not to worry since good ct?

I had CT of abdomen and dr said good except small kidney stone, i still have some left side back and ab pain. Dr said not to worry since good ct?

Stone: That most likely is not the cause of your pain but you have to drink a lot of fluids if no other contraindications. Follow up with the doctor. ...Read more

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Ct of abdomen and us of gallbladder both normal. But still have cramping and vomiting for a week. What could this be? What next?

No test has: 100% sensitivity for detecting abnormalities. CT and other imaging studies are good at detecting many things, but may not visualize processes that do not cause masses or other focal abnormalities, for example functional abnormalities or low grade inflammatory/viral processes. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


Dr. Federico Seifarth
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Intussusception (Definition)

Intussusception is a condition where the bowel telescopes on itself. It occurs in 0.07% of infants and is most common between 4 - 9 months of age. It produces signs and symptoms of bowel blockage - Vomiting (in 81%), Bloody poos (in 61%) and abdominal pain (59%). The poos are sometimes said to look like red currant jelly. Ultrasound confirms the diagnosis. Treatment: ...Read more