currant jelly stools

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currant jelly stools

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currant jelly


Definition A descriptive term for dark red, gelatinous stools composed of blood and mucus–which have been fancifully likened to red currant jelly (US)/jam (UK), passed by children with intussusception. Similar stools are passed in those with juvenile “retention” polyps.

Imaging Radiocontrast studies reveal a coiled spring appearance  

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