The proximal bowel invaginates into the distal bowel, producing infarction and gangrene of the inner bowel:
>80% involve the ileocecal region.
Often occurs with a pathologic lead po...
Classic triad (present in <50% of patients):
Vomiting, often bilious
Stools have blood and mucus (“currant jelly” stools)
Recurrent painful episodes ac...
IV bolus of 20 mL/kg of 0.9% NS or lactated Ringer (LR) if evidence of hypovolemia, abdominal distention, peritonitis, sepsis
Diagnosis rarely confirmed in pre-hospital s...
Patients undergoing successful enema reduction should be observed for complications or recurrence.
Patients undergoing surgery
May be considered ...
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Hryhorczuk AL, Strouse PJ. Va...
49723003 Intussusception of intestine (disorder)
197049005 ileocecal intussusception (disorder)
197054001 Secondary intussusception (diso...
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