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Email : drcsbarathi@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Mehta's Children Hospitals
Chetpet, Chennai-31
INDIA
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What is Peadiatric Surgery ?
Laproscopy Surgery
Neonatal Surgery
Peadiatric Gastroenterology
Peadiatric Urology
Peadiatric Plastic/Corrective Surgery
Peadiatric Thoracic Surgery
Peadiatric Surgical Oncology
Peadiatric Neurosurgery
Peadiatric Anaesthesia
   
 
Intussusception

Introduction
Intussusception is the invagination of one part of intestine into another. This occurs in one in 2000 infants. It is the most common abdominal emergency in infants. Age group - Infants (4 months ) to preschool children

What do you see – Presentation
Sudden onset of severe colicky intermittent pain. Incessant cry, vomiting, bleeding in the stools (like red current jelly)

When I see such patients, I find…..
Tender (painful) mass in the abdomen, mild dehydration, Per Rectal examination will confirm either mass or Blood.
Ultrasonogram is 100% accuracy in diagnosing the condition
(target or donut sign)

Treatment options
Admit in Hospital with a Pediatric setup
Start a IV line, Antibiotics, Hydrate the infant
Treatment can be either surgical or non surgical

Follow Up care
How long is hospital stay – when can you eat – work   when sutures come out – any special precautions – any follow up appointment necessary

My Experience
Over the past 10 years in Paediatric surgery, I have operated on nearly 500 cases; non operative reduction in 75 cases with no recurrence. The problems on follow up are recurrent colicky abdominal pain, adhesive intestinal obstruction, they are less than 10 in this series.


   

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My Advice on Common Conditions
Appendicitis
Congential Pyloric Stenosis
Habit Constipation
Hernia - Hydrocele
Hypospadias
Intussusception
Phimosis
Tongue Tie
Undescended Testis
Wilms Tumour
 
 
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