J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  1999 Dec;5(2):116-120. 10.13029/jkaps.1999.5.2.116.

Surgical Treatment of Childhood Intussusception: Differences between 1970s and 1990s

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The surgical treatment of intussusception during two periods, 1975 - 1978 and 1995 -1998 (Group B) were compared. There were 48 patients in Group A and 75 cases in Group B. Male were predominant in both group (2.7:1 vs 1.6:1). The mean age at operation was 6.7 ± 5.0 months (Group A) and 8.1 ± 7.0 months (Group B). The major signs and symptoms in both Groups included vomiting, hematochezia and irritability. There was a significantly higher bowel resection rate for group B (31.3 % vs 14.7 %, p=0.041 ). There were two operative deaths in group B but no deaths in group A. Hospitalization was significantly shorter in group B(7.5 ± 2.7 days vs 5.4 ± 2.1 days, p < 0.001). We conclude that there were no differences in patient characteristics but surgical treatment in the 1990s results in more rapid recovery and reduced hospital stay.

Keyword

Intussusception; Surgical treatment

MeSH Terms

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Hospitalization
Humans
Intussusception*
Length of Stay
Male
Vomiting
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