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October 1992

Ischemic Stricture and PerforationAn Unusual Complication After Successful Barium Reduction of an Intussusception

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson.

Arch Surg. 1992;127(10):1252-1253. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420100118021

• Intussusception is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in infants. Use of a barium enema affords both diagnostic confirmation and a chance for nonsurgical reduction of the intussusception. While failed hydrostatic reduction is an indication for surgical intervention, delayed complications of hydrostatic reduction have not been described. We present a case of ischemic stricture and perforation developing after the successful reduction of an intussusception.

(Arch Surg. 1992;127:1252-1253)