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Title: Childhood Intussusception: A 9-year Review
Authors: Ugwu, B.T
Legbo, J.N
Dakum, N.K
Yiltok, S.J
Mbah, N
Uba, F.A
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Annals of Tropical Paediatrics
Series/Report no.: Vol.20;Pp-131-135
Abstract: Six-four consecutive cases of intussusception in 48 infants and 16 older children managed at Jos University Teaching Hospital between January 1990 and December 1998 are reviewed. The age range was between 3 months and 15 years (mean 2.2 years) and the male to female ratio was 3.6.1. The quatet of abdominal pain, bloody mucoid stools, abdominal mass and palpable rectal mass was present in 70% compared with the classical triad (abdominal pain, bloody mucoid stools and abdominal mass) which occurred in only 32%. All the children had surgery. In 26 (41%) of the children, no associated cause was found, in three polyps formed the lead point in five children a buried appendicectomy stump formed the lead point. In 30(47%) other children, mesenteric lymphadenopathy and inflamed Peyer's patches were noted. Ileo-colic intussusception occurred in 32(50%) children. Manual reduction was successful in 67%. Bowel resection for gangrene, irreducibility and an iatrogenic colonic tear was done in 30% of patients. Two (3%) had spontaneous reductions. There were four deaths. The commonest complications were wound infection and adhesive intestinal obstruction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/817
ISSN: 1465-328
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