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March 1949

TREATMENT OF ACUTE INTUSSUSCEPTION BY AN ENEMA OF ROENTGENOLOGIC CONTRAST MEDIUM

Author Affiliations

NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN
From the Department of Pediatrics (Dr. Lindberg) and the Department of Roentgenology, Norrköping Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(3):303-309. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040313002
Abstract

THE CONSERVATIVE treatment of intussusception in children has been a subject of interest for many years in the Scandinavian countries. Hirschsprung, Wichmann, Kock and Oerum and Monrad made important contributions to the treatment of this condition. It was from Sweden that the first report of the use of an enema of roentgenologic contrast medium in the treatment of intussusception in children was received. Olsson and Pallin1 recorded the first successful results of such therapy in 1927, and similar reports came almost simultaneously from Retan in America and Pouliquen and his associates in France.

Whereas previous therapy had been almost exclusively surgical, these reports of the use of roentgenologic contrast medium, not only in diagnosis but also as therapy, reawakened interest in the conservative treatment. The method has gained much ground, and in this connection reference to Nyborg's2 detailed study of the subject (1943) is of value.

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