Intussusception (medical disorder): Difference between revisions

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'''Intussusception''' is a medical condition in which a part of the [[intestine]] [[invaginate|folds into]] the section next to it.<ref name=Mar2017/> It typically involves the [[small bowel]] and less commonly the [[large bowel]]. <ref>{{Cite journal|lastname=Ambrona-Zafra|first=David|last2=Segura-Sampedro|first2=Juan José|last3=Fernández Isart|first3=Myriam|date=2017-12-11|title=Primary colo-colic invagination as cause of intestinal obstruction|url=https:Mar2017//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29241869|journal=Medicina Clinica|doi=10.1016/j.medcli.2017.11.007|issn=1578-8989|pmid=29241869}}</ref> Symptoms include abdominal pain which may come and go, vomiting, abdominal bloating, and bloody stool.<ref name="Mar2017" /> It often results in a [[small bowel obstruction]].<ref name=Mar2017/> Other complications may include [[peritonitis]] or [[bowel perforation]].<ref name=Mar2017>{{cite journal|last1=Marsicovetere|first1=P|last2=Ivatury|first2=SJ|last3=White|first3=B|last4=Holubar|first4=SD|title=Intestinal Intussusception: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment.|journal=Clinics in colon and rectal surgery|date=February 2017|volume=30|issue=1|pages=30–39|pmid=28144210|doi=10.1055/s-0036-1593429|pmc=5179276}}</ref>
 
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