Intussusception

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Intussusception

Intussusception is a condition in which a portion of an individual’s intestine slides into another part of the intestine. It is an extremely severe condition, and needs to be treated by a medical professional immediately. When the section of intestine slides back, there is a risk of losing blood flow to the area, infection, and even death of the intestinal tissue.

Intussusception is typically seen in children below the age of three. However, it is possible for adults to have this condition as well but it is usually related to an underlying medical condition. Common symptoms of intussusception may include severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, and stool mixed with blood and mucus. Your doctor usually is able to diagnose the condition with the combination of feeling the abdominal area and the use of an ultrasound exam.

An intussusception can be treated in a number of ways. The most common treatment option is the use of an air or barium enema. An enema is an injection of liquid or air into the intestine. Enemas are typically used to treat the symptoms of constipation. The enema treatment is generally able to fix the condition. However, for more serious cases, surgical treatments are also available. There is also a risk that an intussusception may recur after the initial treatment.

The official cause for this condition is unknown, however intussusception can be linked with the presence of tumors or polyps in the intestine. Additionally, there is speculation that some viruses may cause the condition as well. If you believe you or your child, may have an intussusception, contact your doctor immediately to discuss the most current treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Intussusception" returned 661 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception after peroral endoscopic myotomy in a patient with achalasia cardia: A case report.
 

Author(s): Samiullah Khan, Shuai Su, Kui Jiang, Bang-Mao Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(2):e9609.

 

Retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception (RGEI) is a relatively rare gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in which a portion of the stomach wall invaginates into the esophagus. More recently, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as an endoscopic alternative to surgical myotomy ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Complete transmural migration of a retained surgical sponge: an atypical case in image mimicking intussusception: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yu Zhou, Ping Chen, Tang Qiao, Yi-Feng Chen, Liang Zong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(42):e8246.

 

Intraluminal migration of a retained surgical sponge causing intestinal obstruction and fistula is extremely rare occurrence.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epidemiological Correlation between Fecal Adenovirus Subgroups and Pediatric Intussusception in Korea.
 

Author(s): Jooyoung Jang, Yeoun Joo Lee, Joon Sung Kim, Ju Young Chung, Soohee Chang, Kunsong Lee, Byung Ho Choe, Suk Jin Hong, Jae Seok Song, Kie Young Park

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2017 Oct;32(10):1647-1656.

 

We investigated the adenoviral etiology and seasonal epidemic trends in intussusception and each adenoviral subgroup. Also we confirmed whether we can use the adenovirus data of Acute Infectious Agents Laboratory Surveillance Report (AIALSR) as an epidemic predictor of intussusception. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Intussusception" returned 52 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A CARE-compliant article: a case of retrograde intussusception with Uncut-Roux-en-Y anastomosis after radical total gastrectomy: Review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Youxin Zhou, Fengfeng Wang, Yong Ji, Jian Lv

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8982.

 

Postoperative intussusception is an unusual clinical entity and is rarely encountered as a complication following gastrectomy, especially radical total gastrectomy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Small bowel intussusception from renal cell carcinoma metastasis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Gabriele Bellio, Tommaso Cipolat Mis, Gladiola Kaso, Roberto Dattola, Biagio Casagranda, Marina Bortul

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Renal cell carcinoma is the most frequent malignant neoplasia of the kidney accounting for 90 % of all renal solid tumors. Metastases from renal cell carcinoma are rarely located in the small bowel and generally their clinical presentation includes bleeding and obstruction. Intussusception ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rotavirus vaccination and intussusception - Science, surveillance, and safety: A review of evidence and recommendations for future research priorities in low and middle income countries.
 

Author(s): Catherine Yen, Kelly Healy, Jacqueline E Tate, Umesh D Parashar, Julie Bines, Kathleen Neuzil, Mathuram Santosham, A Duncan Steele

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 10;12(10):2580-2589.

 

As of January 2016, 80 countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs. Many have documented significant declines in rotavirus-specific and all-cause diarrheal illnesses following vaccine introduction. Two globally licensed rotavirus vaccines ...

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Last Updated: 27 Jan 2018

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Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Intussusception
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Intussusception; Emergencies

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2017

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Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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