Intussusception- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Complications


What is intussusception? Intussusception is a condition that causes an intestinal obstruction (blockage) in one segment of the intestine ‘telescopes’ inside another. While intussusception can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, it typically occurs at small and large intestine junctions. The obstruction can cause swelling and inflammation which can result in bowel injury. The exact cause of intussusception is unknown. In most cases, it is followed by a virus that causes the lining of the intestine to swell, and then falls into the bowel below. In some babies, it is…

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