Intussusception

Etiology

  • Telescoping of proximal intestine into an area just distal to it
  • Cancer, locally inflamed tissue or other processes can act as lead point

Symptoms

  • Acute
  • N
  • V
  • Distention
  • Generalized abd sx
  • Typically age < 2
  • In adults, bowel cancer can be lead point
  • Bloody mucous per rectum