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Intussusception

A tenacious intestinal residue, enlarged lymphoid follicles or a distended appendix may serve as a lead point for an intussusception. It is seen in only 1% of CF patients. The intussusception is usually ileo-colic.

For clinical symptoms, radiographic imaging methods and (radiological) treatment, refer to Chapter 1.

Fig. 5.25. a Meconium ileus in a 3-day-old neonate. The small bowel is dilated and has a bubbly irregularity in the right lower quadrant. b On the lateral film of the abdomen no colonic loops are visible. There are no gas-fluid levels. c Contrast enema shows "microcolon" as a result of meconium ileus. Meconium pellets demonstrated in the terminal ileum (arrows)

Fig. 5.25. a Meconium ileus in a 3-day-old neonate. The small bowel is dilated and has a bubbly irregularity in the right lower quadrant. b On the lateral film of the abdomen no colonic loops are visible. There are no gas-fluid levels. c Contrast enema shows "microcolon" as a result of meconium ileus. Meconium pellets demonstrated in the terminal ileum (arrows)

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