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Postoperative intussusception in children with enterostomy.

Authors
  • Hsieh, Te-Kuei
  • Chen, An-Chyi
  • Wu, Shu-Fen
  • Chen, Walter
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta paediatrica Taiwanica = Taiwan er ke yi xue hui za zhi
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
46
Issue
3
Pages
166–169
Identifiers
PMID: 16231566
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Postoperative intussusception (POI) is an uncommon but important cause of postoperative intestinal obstruction. We describe three cases of intussusception, which developed after major abdominal surgery. Two of the patients were premature newborns whose conditions were complicated by necrotizing enterocolitis and accepted ostomy. The other case involved a patient with Hirschsprung's disease who had had a previous colostomy and accepted Duhamel pull through procedure. Postoperative intussusception is a rare complication of pediatric abdominal surgery and may occur in premature infants. The ostomy may be the predisposing factor of these patients.

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