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'''Intussusception''' is a medical condition in which a part of the [[intestine]] [[invaginate|folds into]] the section immediately ahead of it.<ref name=Mar2017/> It typically involves the [[small bowel]] and less commonly the [[large bowel]].<ref name=Mar2017/> 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>
Intussusception in children is the most common cause of bowel obstruction of that age.
In contrast, in adults only ~5% of all cases of intussusception and 1-5% of patients with intestinal obstruction.
In intussusception part of GIT invaginate or telescopes into another neighbouring portion.
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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