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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167-170

Pediatric ileocolic intussusception

Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India

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Reddy Ravikanth
Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Thodupuzha - 685 605, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_46_19

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Intussusception occurs when a more proximal portion of the bowel invaginates into more distal bowel. These patients often present with a wide range of nonspecific symptoms, with <1 quarter presenting with the classic triad of vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloody stools. Thus, the diagnosis continues to rely on clinical suspicion. Intussusception is the most common cause of small bowel obstruction in young infants. Therefore, a high index of suspicion and thorough knowledge of this condition is of major importance to be able to diagnose and treat this potentially life-threatening condition. Surgical intervention in intussusception can be prevented by nonoperative reduction, especially if presented early with no signs of peritonitis. Timely nonoperative reduction can prevent surgical intervention and complications. Here, we present a case of an 18-month-old infant who presented with ileocolic intussusception.

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