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August 1976

Intussusception in Chronic Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

From the Renal Section, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. Dr Carr is now in private practice in Columbus, Ga.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(8):866. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360260034007

• Spontaneous intussusception in adults is rare. Recently, we managed two patients with chronic uremia in whom intussusception developed. Histologic examination of the resected segments showed intestinal intramural hemorrhage. We postulate that the coagulopathy associated with uremia may allow for intestinal intramural hemorrhage, thus forming a nidus from which intussusception may be initiated.

(Arch Surg 111:866, 1976)