Intussusception in a 6 month old baby
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Introduction Intussusception is one of the commonest causes of intestinal obstruction in infants. It occurs when there is an invagination of proximal bowel into the lumen of the distal bowel, which is then propelled distally by peristalsis. Most cases can be reduced by air enema under fluoroscopic imaging guidance but a proportion will require surgical intervention. Deaths still occur due to complications such as inadequate resuscitation, perforation and sepsis,1 although overall mortality is low. This chapter describes a classical case of intussusception and its subsequent management.