Postoperative intussusception in children

Turkyilmaz Z. , Sonmez K. , Demirogullari B., Karabulut R. , Ozen I., Moralioglu S., ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.105, sa.2, ss.187-189, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 105 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2005.11679696
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.187-189


Postoperative intussusception (POI) is an uncommon cause of postoperative mechanical bowel obstruction in children. Four cases of POI during a period of 15 years (1987-2001) were analysed retrospectively. Symptoms developed after a median period of 2.5 days following the operation. All cases were succesfully treated with operative manual reduction. POI occurs after a wide variety of surgical procedures and is often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are often obscure. As a conclusion, we state that reaching a diagnose requires a high index of suspicion.