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Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?

Rare: Intussusception is primarily seen in young infants. When seen in older children ( over 3 years) or adults a lead point must be excluded. The lead point could be a tumor and the intussusception is the first sign. ...Read more

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Dr. Federico Seifarth
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Intussusception (Definition)

Intussusception is a condition where the bowel telescopes on itself. It occurs in 0.07% of infants and is most common between 4 - 9 months of age. It produces signs and symptoms of bowel blockage - Vomiting (in 81%), Bloody poos (in 61%) and abdominal pain (59%). The poos are sometimes said to look like red currant jelly. Ultrasound confirms the diagnosis. Treatment: ...Read more


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Can it be possible to have a intussusception and not have all the really bad symptoms?

Can it be possible to have a intussusception and not have all the really bad symptoms?

Yes: Intussusceptions occur all the time and resolve spontaneously. It occurs commonly in babies under 1 year of age. Rarely is there a cause. In older patients, when it occurs and does not resolve on its own, there is usually a cause and will need operative intervention. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does intussusception mean?

Hello doctors, what does intussusception mean?

Bowel obstruction: Due to telescoping of bowel , caused by inflammation or polyp , as seen in children , distal small bowel enters into cecum , if untreated will results in gangrene ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

Depends: Intusception can be suspected by history & belly exam & diagnosed by ultrasound or an enema, preferably a controlled water pressure enema in the hands of a radiologist who can reduce the intussusception during the procedure.A hospital facility needs to have the personnel &equipment to do the work. If not the pt is sent to a site that can.Surgery will be needed if the reduction attempt fails. ...Read more

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What is the result of CT of abdomen in intussusception?

Depends on stage: Intussusception may be intermitted, that is the bowel may go in and out. So ct is sensitive when taken during the pain. Ct might show, signs of inflammation, obstruction, the donut sign or 3rd kidney sign at the site of the intussusception. ...Read more

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What is intussusceptions?

What is intussusceptions?

It is age dependent: Most occur in children from 3-12 months and have no pathologic reason for them to occur and are 'reduced' by an air/contrast enema. When older, there may a 'lead' point and require surgery to remove the lead point. With newer scans, they are seen frequently and have no meaning. Occasionally, they occur after surgery and are related to disordered awakening of motility of the bowel. ...Read more

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Can intussusception be cured?

Can intussusception be cured?

Yes: Treatment can often be as simple as a hydrostatic (water pressure) enema under the guidance of a radiologist.The child is monitored by staff as contrast material is introduced into the bottom thru a tube & visualixed on xray. If successful, the kid is monitored for a time & checked for things that might trigger the problem. Occasionally, surgery will be needed to fix it & look for trigger points. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intussusception?

Rectal bleeding: Classic hallmarks of intussusception in a child are abdominal pain, lethargy and rectal bleeding (currant jelly stools). It is diagnosed with an air-contrast or barium enema. This xray study makes the diagnosis and in 80% of cases also cures the disease by reducing the intussusception. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intussusception?

What are the tests for intussusception?

Ultrasound and enema: Ultrasound can locate the mass of intussusception with characteristic sonographic finding, target or doughnut sign.This usually ileocolic intussusception where distal small bowel,ileum,telescopes into large bowel. Usually diagnostic enema performed for confirmation and therapeutic reduction to avoid surgery. Sometimes intussusception detected on CT exam. ...Read more

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