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.
Diagnostic. Ct of abdomen can only diagnose the presence or absence of intussusception. It cannot treat the condition. A barium or air contrast enema can DX and treat condition and allows for decreased radiation.
Additional info. This is a medical and surgical emergency so go to er/doc immediately if suspecting of intussusception.

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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...
Target sign. Ct scan should be done with enterl contrast. It will show possible bowel dilatation and a "target" or "bullseye" sign which is a cross section of the intussusception. Read more...
Looks like a target. An intussusception is a condition where one loop of the bowel telescopes into another. On ct one sees concentric circles where the layers of the bowel are duplicated. In children, we usually use ultrasound and see a "target" sign. It is important to know that normal children have transient intussusceptions that do not mean there is a problem. Read more...