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Can intussusception be cured?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can be cured by hydrostatic or air contrast enema.
If this fails then surgery can also cure it.

In brief: Yes

It can be cured by hydrostatic or air contrast enema.
If this fails then surgery can also cure it.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It can resolve spontaneously in some cases.
Also a barium enema sometimes makes it disappear. And finally surgery effects a cure. It is however a mediacl emergency with potentially serious, even life threatening complications. So medical care is needed asap.

In brief: Yes

It can resolve spontaneously in some cases.
Also a barium enema sometimes makes it disappear. And finally surgery effects a cure. It is however a mediacl emergency with potentially serious, even life threatening complications. So medical care is needed asap.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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