The records of 104 patients with the diagnosis of intussusception who were admitted to the Saisei-kai Suita Hospital during the past five years were reviewed. There were no deaths. All patients were treated primarily by barium enema with a successful reduction rate of 82%. Successful reduction requires the use of general anesthesia, repetition of the procedure after a three- or five-minute waiting period, use of a balloon catheter, and manipulation. The most important points are early detection of this disease by the pediatrician and enthusiasm on the part of the surgeon.
Minami A, Fujii K. Intussusception in ChildrenHydrostatic Reduction. Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(3):346–348. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120400050011