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Factors determining operative reduction in intussusception in children aged less than fourteen years

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Aim: To delineate the factors associated with operative reduction of intussusception, in contrast to enema reduction only without surgical intervention, in children aged less than 14 years. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of all children aged <14 years who experienced intussusception between 2002 and 2012 and were treated at a single hospital in Qatar. Clinical outcomes were correlated with age, sex, clinical symptoms, diagnosticand treatmentrelated characteristics, and length of hospital stay. Results: A total of 141 children were diagnosed and treated for intussusception over 11 years. The male to female ratio of intussusception was 1.4:1. The length of hospital stay was longer in patients who underwent operative reduction than those that did not. Conclusion: Delay in presentation did not decrease the success of radiologic reduction and did not increase the risk of operative intervention and bowel resection.

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Abbas, T. , AlShahwani, N. , Jabbour, G. and Ali, M. (2013) Factors determining operative reduction in intussusception in children aged less than fourteen years. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3, 286-289. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2013.33051.


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