Conservative treatment for small intestinal intussusception associated with Henoch-Schonlein's purpura

Sonmez K. , Turkyilmaz Z. , Demirogullari B., Karabulut R. , Aral Y., Konus O., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.32, no.12, pp.1031-1034, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s005950200209
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1031-1034
  • Keywords: Henoch-Schonlein's purpura, intussusception, treatment, CHILDREN


Purpose. Emergency laparotomy is generally considered the appropriate course of action for small bowel intussusception associated with Henoch-Schonlein's purpura (HSP). In this paper, we define a conservative approach after witnessing spontaneous reduction of ileoileal invagination at laparotomy in a patient with HSP who had been on steroid therapy for renal involvement.