• Vol. 40 No. 3, 154–155
  • 15 March 2011

Role of Radiology in Diagnosis and Treatment of an Infant with Acute Abdomen



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A 6-month-old girl with a history of vomiting and diarrhoea for a day was brought to our clinic by her parents. The vomiting was non-projectile and contained ingested food. She had 4 episodes of loose stools. On examination, she was febrile with a temperature of 38o C. She was alert with no sign of dehydration. Her lungs were clear and her heart sounds were normal. The abdomen revealed a vague sausage shaped mass in the epigastric region on palpation. An emergency ultrasound examination of the abdomen was done (Fig. 1).

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