A new device has been developed for pneumatic reduction of childhood intussusception. The device consists of a reusable, hand-held pressure gauge and insulfflator connected to a disposable enema tip and tubing system. The assembled device permits one-handed operation which maximizes operator control of the air reduction procedure. The system has been used to evaluate 50 cases of suspected intussusception. Reduction was successful in 19 of 22 confirmed intussusceptions. This device provides a practical, simple and safe method for diagnosis and treatment of intussusception.
Public Health Intussusception Operator Control Pressure Gauge Reduction Procedure
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