Flashcards in T2: GI Disorders: Intussusception Deck (11):
Most common cause of intestinal obstruction in the first 2 years of life
What is the peak incidence of intussusception?
5-9 months of age
When does incidence of intussusception increase?
Spring, summer, and middle of winter
Intussusception is more common in children with __
Patho of intussusception: ____ of one portion of the intestine into another
What is the most common site of intussusception?
What does invagination cause?
Obstruction to the flow of the intestinal contents
What decreases blood flow?
Edema and inflamation
If blood flow is decreased, what happens?
Ischemia, performation, peritonitis, shock
What are some physical findings of intussusception?
-CURRANT JELLY LIKE STOOLS (know this!!)
-SAUSAGE LIKE MASS IN RUQ may be palpated (know this!!)
-Distended abdomen, pain on palpation