Intussusceptions in Children
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Intussusception is a common abdominal emergency in children less than 3 years of age. Myriad and nonspecific presentation of this clinical entity makes diagnosis challenging. High degree of clinical suspicion in suggestive settings along with astute imaging facilitates prompt identification and management. Nonsurgical reduction is the preferred modality; however, surgery is indicated in the presence of perforation or shock. This article reviews presentation, diagnostic, and therapeutic options for intussusceptions.
KeywordsIntussusception Intussusceptum Intussuscepiens Perforation
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