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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1998 Sep;1(1):133-137. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 1998.
Copyright © 1998 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Midgut Volvulus of Infant Simulating Intussusception Diagnosis with Color Doppler Ultrasonography
Hae Kyoung Lee, Je Woo Kim, Phil Soo Oh, Young Ah Lee, Ha Joo Choi, Hea Sun Yun, Ik Yang, Kyung Won Lee and Jae Jung Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chunchun, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chunchun, Korea.
Department of General Surgery, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chunchun, Korea.

Although midgut volvulus is clinically characterized by bilous vomiting and abdominal distention, plain abdominal X-ray is usually non-specific and therefore it can be misdiagnosed to other diseases. Upper gastrointestinal contrast study and computed tomography have been used as a routine diagnostic tool but it takes cost and time. Abdominal ultrasonography is a relatively good alternatives in diagnosing midgut volvulus and it relatively saves cost and time. But case presentation of midgut volvulus diagnosed with abdominal ultrasonography are rarely found in literature. We experienced a 6 month old girl who had come to our hospital with bilous vomiting and was diagnosed as midgut volvulus with ultrasonography. Thus we report this case with the presentation of typical ultrasonographic findings of midgut volvulus.

Keywords: Midgut volvulus; Diagnosis; Ultrasonography