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March 1975

Intussusception in Children: Hydrostatic Reduction

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery, Osaka Kita Teishin Hospital (Dr. Minami), and Utano National Sanatorium, Kyoto, Japan (Dr. Fujii).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(3):346-348. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120400050011

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.

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