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Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Intusception can be suspected by history & belly exam & diagnosed by ultrasound or an enema, preferably a controlled water pressure enema in the hands of a radiologist who can reduce the intussusception during the procedure.
A hospital facility needs to have the personnel &equipment to do the work. If not the pt is sent to a site that can.Surgery will be needed if the reduction attempt fails.

In brief: Depends

Intusception can be suspected by history & belly exam & diagnosed by ultrasound or an enema, preferably a controlled water pressure enema in the hands of a radiologist who can reduce the intussusception during the procedure.
A hospital facility needs to have the personnel &equipment to do the work. If not the pt is sent to a site that can.Surgery will be needed if the reduction attempt fails.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Ultrasound of abdomen barium enema.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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