Ischemic stricture and perforation: An unusual complication after successful barium reduction of an intussusception

J. F. Valente, William - Adamas-Rappaport, C. P. Crowe

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Abstract

Intussusception is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in infants. Use of a barium enema affords both diagnostic confirmation and a chance for nonsurgical reduction of the intussusception. While failed hydrostatic reduction is an indication for surgical intervention, delayed complications of hydrostatic reduction have not been described. We present a case of ischemic stricture and perforation developing after the successful reduction of an intussusception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1252-1253
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume127
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery

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