Invagination (telescoping) of a portion of intestine into itself
May involve any part of small intestine or ileocolic (95%) or colocolic segment
System(s) affected: gastrointestinal
History of intermittent colicky abdominal pain
Episodes lasting 5 to 10 minutes
Often completely asymptomatic between episodes
Most have vomiting.
History of bloody stool (“currant jelly”...
IV fluid resuscitation
Foley catheter (if severely dehydrated)
Antibiotics if necrotic bowel present
Surgical consultation (3)[A]
Nonoperative care (1,3)[A]
Adekunle-Ojo A, Craig A, Ma L, et al. Intussusception: postreduction fasting is not necessary to prevent complications and recurrences in the emergency department observation unit. ...
49723003 Intussusception of intestine (disorder)
17186003 Ileocolic intussusception
27673007 Intussusception of colon
The classic presentation for intussusception is intermittent infantile abdominal pain, vomiting, and currant jelly stools with a palpable right lower quadrant mass following an upper r...
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