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
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).
Burkitt lymphoma causing colocolonic intussusception
is one of the common paediatric surgical emergencies in children with an estimated occurrence of 1-4 per 1000 live births.
secondary to KS is a very rare complication.
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.
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
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.