Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Intussusception?

Jaime Shalkow, MD


April 25, 2016

The following criteria are associated with a higher failure rate for nonoperative reduction:

  • Ileoileocolic intussusception

  • Long duration of symptoms (>24 hours)

  • Raised neutrophils percentage

  • Rectal bleeding

  • Failed reduction with barium at another institution

  • Age > 2 years or < 3 months

  • Small-bowel obstruction on radiograph

  • Dehydration of greater than 5%

  • Inexperienced radiologist

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