Podcast #65: Intussusception

Run Time: 2 minutesdbfbdcad-54ed-4b8e-91a1-6d4f51fb8784

Educational Pearls:

  • Intussusception is when the intestines telescope in on each other. This condition is idiopathic and occurs most in children of the age six months to two years.
  • The child usually presents with intermittent abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, URI, abdominal distention, and lethargy. As the bowel dies, the child also can have a “currant jelly stool.”
  • Treatment is usually reduction of the bowel done through an air enema, if this does not work or the bowel is perforated the child usually needs surgery.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/intususseption/

References:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21415671

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