Intussusception - symptom, Treatment of Intussusception
Intussusception is the enfolding of one segment of the intestine within another. This disorder frequently occurs after a recent upper respiratory infection, by Adenovirus type 3 that causes a reactive lymphoid hyperplasia that act as lead point. When intussusception occurs, part of the intestine collapses into itself. Intussusception occurs most commonly in babies between 5 and 12 months of age. Most cases of intussusception do not strangulate the affected bowel within the first 24 hours. If the disease is not treated after this time, the possibility of intestinal gangrene , shock , and death increases.
Symptoms of Intussusception
The major symptom of intussusception is when a healthy child suddenly and without warning experiences severe abdominal pain that subsides and usually results in continuation of normal activities such as playing. Other common symptoms include:
Causes of Intussusception
Rarely, intussusception is caused by conditions such as appendicitis or tumors. The most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years, intussusception:
Treatment of Intussusception
Ultrasonography can be used as a rapid sensitive screening procedure in the initial diagnosis of intussusception. Treating intussusception by reduction (alleviating the source of blockage) is an emergency procedure. In many cases, the intussusception is corrected by the catheter used to place the barium in the rectum.
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