Factors leading to surgical treatment of intussusception.
We have reviewed the histories of 36 children treated operatively for 37 intussusceptions on one surgical service at this hospital during a period of ten years. Thirteen children had undergone operative procedures without attempted hydrostatic reduction. The only death that occurred was in a 800 gram premature infant. Pre-existing conditions altering intestinal motility were present in seven children. A definite lead point in the intestinal tract was present in six patients. Although hydrostatic reduction plays a major role in the management of uncomplicated intussusception in the pediatric age group, surgical treatment is sitll a necessary alternative for the management of intussusception.
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Pokorny, W. J., Suggs, N., & Harberg, F. J. (1978). Factors leading to surgical treatment of intussusception. Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, 147(4), 574–576.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery