Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
MONTES C, Patricio et al. An experience in the medical and surgical management of intestinal intussusception in children. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2000, vol.128, n.3, pp. 309-314. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872000000300009.
Background: Management of intestinal intussusception in children has evolved from exclusively surgical treatments to nonoperative reduction under fluoroscopic monitoring. Aim: To report a 10 year experience in a University Hospital in the management of intestinal intussusception. Patients and methods: Seventy two patients, aged 2 to 72 months of age, with an uncomplicated intussusception, that were treated by barium or air enema, were studied. Results: The success rate was 73% with barium reductions, and 100% with air reductions. In 17 patients (24%), enema reduction was unsuccessful and were subjected to a surgical reduction. Conclusions: Nonsurgical reduction is safe and effective as the initial treatment of uncomplicated intussusception in children
Palabras clave : Enema; Intussusception; Treatment outcome.