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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The terms "Intussusception" returned 668 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of primary small bowel de-differentiated liposarcoma causing intussusception: A case report.
 

Author(s): Kentaro Matsuo, Masaya Inoue, Yasutsugu Shirai, Tatsuki Kataoka, Shuji Kagota, Kohei Taniguchi, Sang-Woong Lee, Kazuhisa Uchiyama

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(24):e11069.

 

Liposarcoma (LPS) is a relatively rare malignant soft tissue tumor. Management of LPS including diagnosis is difficult, because it has no characteristic symptoms and no established effective treatment. Herein we reported an extremely rare case of intussusception induced by primary small bowel LPS.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Risk factors for recurrent intussusception in children: a retrospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): Wan-Liang Guo, Zhang-Chun Hu, Ya-Lan Tan, Mao Sheng, Jian Wang

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The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of clinical features and pathological lead points in recurrent intussusception, with a special focus on the risk factors that lead to recurrent intussusception.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Intussusception" returned 53 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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[Intestinal intussusception secondary to myofibroblastic tumor in an elderly patient. Case report].
 

Author(s): Cuauhtly Gallegos-Sierra, Manuel Alfonso Belmonte-Chico Goerne, Juan Ramírez-Jaimez, Salvador de la Cruz-Temores, Karla Lisseth Leonher-Ruezga

Journal: Cir Cir. ;85(5):444-448.

 

Intussusception is defined as a segment of the gastrointestinal tract and mesentery within the lumen of an adjacent segment. It is a rare condition in adults that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract from the stomach to the rectum. Only 5% of all intussusceptions are presented ...

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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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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