Intussusception in infancy and childhood

P. L.N.G. Rao, C. N. Prsaad, S. K. Mitra, K. Yadav, I. C. Pathak

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Intussusception is the commonest cause of acute intestinal obstruction in infancy and childhood. Sixty-one cases of intussusception were analysed. The clinical presentation of our patients is somewhat different when compared to the experience of other workers. There is a 9-fold male predominance. Passage of blood in the stools was the commonest presentation. In 46% of the cases there was a history of preceeding diarrhoea. Only in 43% of the cases an abdominal mass could be felt. 62% of the children needed resection of the gut because of either irreducibility or gangrene of the bowel. We had an overal mortality of 26%. The morbidity and mortality was very high in patients who had resection as compared to the patients who had reduction only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-130
Number of pages5
JournalThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1979

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Rao, P. L. N. G., Prsaad, C. N., Mitra, S. K., Yadav, K., & Pathak, I. C. (1979). Intussusception in infancy and childhood. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 46(4), 126-130.