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SURGICAL TREATMENT OF INTUSSUSCEPTION IN INFANTS

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF INTUSSUSCEPTION IN INFANTS THE EFFECT of appendectomy in the course of the surgical treatment of intussusception has deserved review in the light of recent experience. Since no report concerning this subject has appeared since 1945, when antibiotics became available for general clinical use, the following statistical analysis has been made of data from the Michael Reese Hospital records of all intussusceptions in infancy and early childhood for the period from 1946 through 1951. Appendectomy in these circumstances is occasionally necessary to remove a necrotic or infarcted organ. It has been proposed as a method of preventing recurrent intussusception. It has also been performed for prophylaxis against future appendicitis and to obviate misleading implications of a right lower quadrant surgical scar. Appendectomy after surgical reduction has often been condemned as being far too dangerous to employ routinely. An edematous inverted appendical stump has been reported as the leading point for recurrence of intussusception. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF INTUSSUSCEPTION IN INFANTS

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080193006
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Abstract

THE EFFECT of appendectomy in the course of the surgical treatment of intussusception has deserved review in the light of recent experience. Since no report concerning this subject has appeared since 1945, when antibiotics became available for general clinical use, the following statistical analysis has been made of data from the Michael Reese Hospital records of all intussusceptions in infancy and early childhood for the period from 1946 through 1951. Appendectomy in these circumstances is occasionally necessary to remove a necrotic or infarcted organ. It has been proposed as a method of preventing recurrent intussusception. It has also been performed for prophylaxis against future appendicitis and to obviate misleading implications of a right lower quadrant surgical scar. Appendectomy after surgical reduction has often been condemned as being far too dangerous to employ routinely. An edematous inverted appendical stump has been reported as the leading point for recurrence of intussusception. In

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1953

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