What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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For suspected intussusception, color Doppler ultrasonography can be used. Its sensitivity is 98-100%, and its specificity is 89-100%; these rates are operator-dependent.


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