Postoperative intussusception in children
Methods: Eleven consecutive cases of postoperative intussusception during a period of 16 years (1981–1997) were analysed retrospectively.
Results: Symptoms developed after a median period of 5 days after operation. With one exception, postoperative intussusception was not diagnosed before reoperation. In ten of the 11 cases the intussusception was successfully treated with intraoperative manual reduction.
Conclusion: Postoperative intussusception is a rare but typical complication in the paediatric age group and should be kept in mind.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Paediatric Surgical Centre Amsterdam, Emma Children's Hospital AMC, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2: University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date: January 1, 1999