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Most Failed Intussusception Reductions Are Idiopathic


Background: Intussusception is a not uncommon cause of emergent abdominal pain in children. While these are often treated by reduction with enema, on occasion enema fails and surgery is required for management. Objective: To identify imaging findings related to failed intussusception reduction and correlate these findings with surgical and pathologic results. Design: Retrospective study. Methods: Of 543 pediatric patients who underwent intussusception reduction with enema, 72 were more...
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