Intussusception: past, present and future

Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Aug;47(9):1101-1108. doi: 10.1007/s00247-017-3878-x. Epub 2017 Aug 4.


Intussusception is a common etiology of acute abdominal pain in children. Over the last 70 years, there have been significant changes in how we diagnose and treat intussusception, with a more recent focus on the role of ultrasound. In this article we discuss historical and current approaches to intussusception, with an emphasis on ultrasound as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality.

Keywords: Children; Fluoroscopy; Intussusception; Reduction; Technique; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Enema
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intussusception / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intussusception / therapy
  • Radiography, Abdominal
  • Ultrasonography / methods*


  • Contrast Media