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- 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/