Reduction of Intussusception
This chapter describes the laparoscopic/surgical procedure for reduction of intussusception as performed by the following approaches: open and laparoscopic. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: Use gentle continuous pressure at the site of intussusception to reduce it, check bowel for tears, ischemia or necrosis, and identify and remove lead point.