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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Intussusception
Intussusception is a condition in which part of the intestine (usually the lower part of the small intestine) folds inward and into itself, like a telescope. It can cause swelling, pain, and a complete or partial loss of blood supply to the affected area. If not treated, the affected intestine may burst or die, causing a serious, life-threatening condition. Intussusception is most common in children.
Current as ofMarch 27, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineBrad W. Warner, MD - Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care Medicine
Current as of:
March 27, 2018
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Brad W. Warner, MD - Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care Medicine
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