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Flashcards in T2: GI Disorders: Intussusception Deck (11):
1

Most common cause of intestinal obstruction in the first 2 years of life

Intussusception

2

What is the peak incidence of intussusception?

5-9 months of age

3

When does incidence of intussusception increase?

Spring, summer, and middle of winter

4

Intussusception is more common in children with __

CF

5

Patho of intussusception: ____ of one portion of the intestine into another

Telescoping

6

What is the most common site of intussusception?

Ileocecal valve

7

What does invagination cause?

Obstruction to the flow of the intestinal contents

8

What decreases blood flow?

Edema and inflamation

9

If blood flow is decreased, what happens?

Ischemia, performation, peritonitis, shock

10

What are some physical findings of intussusception?

-Colicky
-Abdominal pain
-CURRANT JELLY LIKE STOOLS (know this!!)
-Fever sometimes
-SAUSAGE LIKE MASS IN RUQ may be palpated (know this!!)
-Distended abdomen, pain on palpation

11

What are some management techniques of intussusception?

-Enema
-Barium
-Water soluble contrast and air pressure
-IV fluids
-NG compression
-Antibiotic therapy
-Emergency referral for surgery

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