Double intussusception in a child - The triple-circle sign


KAZEZ A., Ozel S. , KOCAKOC E., KIRIS A.

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, vol.23, no.12, pp.1659-1661, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.7863/jum.2004.23.12.1659
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1659-1661

Abstract

Intussusception is a common surgical problem in childhood and is defined as a prolapse of a part of the intestine into the lumen of an immediately adjoining part.(1-3) Double intussusception (DI) in children is a very rare entity, and its diagnosis is made during surgical interventions. In classic cases, the displacement of 1 segment of bowel is defined, whereas, very rarely, 2 separate segments can prolapse into the same distal segment, giving rise to DI.(4,5) To our knowledge, 3 DI cases in the pediatric age group have been reported in the English literature to date.(4,5) A target sign is a typical finding of classic intussusception on sonography and computed tomography (CT).(6,7) The sonographic and tomographic findings in an 8-year-old patient with DI were evaluated retrospectively, and the "triple-circle" sign was noticed, which was different from the classic target sign and which, to our knowledge, has not been defined previously.