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Sonographic detection of the lead point in intussusception.
  1. M D Stringer,
  2. S N Capps,
  3. S M Pablot
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey.


    Using ultrasonography, a caecal duplication cyst was identified as the pathological lead point in a 6 year old boy with acute intussusception. The patient underwent definitive surgery rather than inappropriate treatment by attempted radiological reduction. Various pathological lead points in intussusception can now be defined by ultrasound.

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