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October 1992

Ischemic Stricture and Perforation: An 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)

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