Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Intussusception?

Jaime Shalkow, MD

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April 25, 2016

Most commonly, intussusception occurs in infants aged 5-10 months. Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in patients aged 5 months to 3 years. Intussusception can account for as many as 25% of abdominal surgical emergencies in children younger than 5 years, exceeding the incidence of appendicitis. Although extremely rare, intussusception has been reported in the neonatal period.

For more on the background of intussusception, read here.

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