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Paediatric intussusception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1422744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intussusception is one of the commonest causes of intestinal obstruction in infants and accounts for about 700 hospital admissions each year in England and Wales. Improved results of treatment have followed recent technological developments, which include ultrasonographic imaging and pneumatic reduction techniques. Most intussusceptions can be reduced successfully without the need for operation but close cooperation between surgeon and radiologist is essential. Mortality and morbidity rates from the condition have progressively declined in recent decades but avoidable deaths still occur.
M D Stringer; S M Pablot; R J Brereton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-03     Completed Date:  1992-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  867-76     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child Health, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chronic Disease
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology
Intussusception / complications,  diagnosis,  etiology,  mortality,  pathology,  therapy*

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