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Exclusion criteria and outcome in pressure reduction of intussusception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8435014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Experience of 53 episodes of intussusception was examined to compare the observed success rate of pressure reduction with potential outcome had stricter exclusion criteria been applied (history > 24 hours, presence of rectal bleeding, radiological signs of intestinal obstruction). With stricter criteria 25 avoidable laparotomies would have been performed. Most infants can be cured of intussusception by pressure reduction and though some must be excluded this decision should be based on clinical assessment by those experienced in its management. Pressure reduction should not be attempted in the absence of a surgeon with regular experience of intussusception.
D den Hollander; D M Burge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-16     Completed Date:  1993-03-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Wessex Regional Centre for Paediatric Surgery, Southampton General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Obstruction / complications
Intestines / surgery
Intussusception / complications,  surgery,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Arch Dis Child. 1993 Oct;69(4):471-2   [PMID:  8259891 ]

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