Intussusception

Chapter

Abstract

Intussusception is a telescoping of the intestine into itself. It is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain in children under 5 years of age. The disease occurs most commonly in children between 6 and 18 months of age, but has been described in all age groups including babies in utero and in adults. Approximately half of all cases occur in the second 6 months of life, and 90% of all cases occur before 3 years of age.

Keywords

Catheter Hydration Lymphoma Diarrhea Barium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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