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Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Edward Tagge
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Incidence is 4/1000
There are two classes of intussusception.
First is children less than 2 years, where the incidence is fairly common and the cause is idiopathic. The second class is children great than 3 and adults, where there is usually a lead point which requires removal.

In brief: Incidence is 4/1000
There are two classes of intussusception.
First is children less than 2 years, where the incidence is fairly common and the cause is idiopathic. The second class is children great than 3 and adults, where there is usually a lead point which requires removal.
Dr. Edward Tagge
Dr. Edward Tagge
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Common in children
It is most common in young children less than 5 yrs of age, however, it can occur in anyone.

In brief: Common in children
It is most common in young children less than 5 yrs of age, however, it can occur in anyone.
Dr. Stephen Kim
Dr. Stephen Kim
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