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Passing of a portion of a structure into another part of the same structure, such as the invagination of a part of the intestine.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the expansion of the cell wall in plants as a result of the introduction of new molecules of cellulose and protopectin into the already formed wall. Intussusception was previously contrasted to apposition, that is, the growth of the wall through the deposit of new layers from inside (from the protoplasm). Actually, both apposition and intussusception are observed during the growth and thickening of the cell wall.

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The risk of vaccine-related intussusception may be minimized by administering the first dose only between 6 and 15 weeks of birth - although the strict upper age restriction has been relaxed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for developing countries, and by avoiding administering to infants with a history of intussusception, intestinal malformation, or chronic gastrointestinal disease.3 Intussusception presents as colicky abdominal pain, bilious vomiting, "red currant jelly" stool, and a sausage-shaped mass may be appreciated upon abdominal palpation.
Despite reports of successful colonoscopic appendectomy using the endo-loop ligation system, this approach may be harmful in patients who have partial intussusception (22-24).
The treatment of children with intussusception in suboptimal conditions as found in hospitals without facilities for therapeutic enema supported with our initial successful experience indicates that a shift toward early minimally invasive surgery should be considered (Figure 1).
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Intussusception is one of the common paediatric surgical emergencies in children with an estimated occurrence of 1-4 per 1000 live births.
Intussusception secondary to KS is a very rare complication.
Intussusception is telescoping of a proximal segment of the gastrointestinal tract into an adjacent distal segment.
(6,7,8,9) Due to the development of intussusception and acute abdomen in our case, we performed laparotomy and surgical resection.
Proximal jejunal segments were dilated, and there was an intussusception at around the 100th cm of the jejunum from the ligament of Treitz.
Should intussusception in children prompt screening for celiac disease?.
Subsequently, mid ventral celiotomy was performed to explore the abdominal cavity wherein ileo-colic junction was found involved into the intussusception (Fig.
Although no clear consensus on age of occurrence has been established, some studies have suggested that most events of appendiceal intussusception occur in the first decade of life.