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Clinical Findings in Pediatric Postoperative Intussusception

Purpose:

To evaluate a child for clinical findings that may suggest a postoperative intussusception.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

K38.8, K56.1

Description:

Postoperative intussusception is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction in children after surgery. Certain clinical findings should prompt a rapid assessment of a child in order to prevent bowel necrosis. The authors are from Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

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