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May 1938


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Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(5):1031-1033. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980110137010

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Intussusception in infancy is the chief cause of intestinal obstruction. Its occurrence presents an emergency which must be recognized. Prompt treatment of the condition is necessary to avoid a high mortality. The various types of this condition have received a good deal of attention. Suffice it to say that from 80 to 90 per cent of intestinal intussusceptions are of the ileocecal or the ileocolic variety. Colic intussusception is rare. Because of the rarity, we wish to report a case of double colic intussusception.

REPORT OF A CASE  D. P., a boy of 9 months, was first seen by us on August 3. According to the mother, at 7 a. m. on that day he was awakened by severe pain in the abdomen. He suddenly cried out and drew his legs up over his abdomen. His diaper was soaked with bright red blood. Recurrent attacks of this pain continued to

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