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Accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of intussusception in infants in Vietnam

Frances A Justice, Margaret de Campo, Nguyen Thanh Liem, Tran Ngoc Son, Tran Phan Ninh, Julie E Bines



BACKGROUND: Intussusception (IS) is the most common cause of acute bowel obstruction in infants and young children. Ultrasonography is being increasingly used as the primary investigation for the diagnosis of IS and to guide air or hydrostatic enema reduction. However the accuracy of ultrasonography outside tertiary care settings in developed countries has not been assessed, particularly in Asia where the incidence of IS based on sonographic diagnosis has been reported as the highest in the world. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of acute IS in infants less than 2 years of age in a paediatric hospital in Vietnam. MATERIALS AND ..

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