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1

which age is this commonly seen

3 mos - 3 years

2

where in the intestine does this usually occur

ileocecal valve

3

what results from this

obstruction
inflammation
decreased blood flow

4

what are s/s

intermittent abdominal pain
sausage-like mass in RUQ
empty RLQ
jelly stools

5

what confirms the diagnosis

abdominal ultrasound

6

procedure:
water soluble contrast enema used along w/ air pressure to flush intestines

hydrostatic reduction

7

how successful is hydrostatic reduction

80%

8

how long are pts admitted post-op

12-24 hours

9

what are 5 complications

ischemia
perforation
peritonitis
sepsis
shock