Ultrasonography offers a unique advantage in the clinical diagnosis of intussusception. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography in pediatric intussusception. The PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library databases, and African Journals Online database were searched for studies pertaining to ultrasonographic diagnosis of intussusception in children. Finally, 14 studies (combined n = 2367) were found eligible for inclusion. Pooled sensitivity and specificity were 0.94 (95% confidence interval: 0.91-0.96) and 0.96 (95% confidence interval: 0.93-0.98), respectively. In conclusion, ultrasonography has high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of intussusception.
Keywords: children; intussusception; meta-analysis; ultrasound.
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