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Intestinal obstruction (pediatric) - series

Indications, part 1

Indications, part 1

Overview

Intussusception is a common cause of bowel obstruction in children. It occurs when a segment of small bowel "telescopes" on itself, thus causing swelling, obstruction, and eventually intestinal gangrene.

Update Date 5/16/2012

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