Intussusception is a condition in which part of the intestine (usually the lower part of the small intestine) folds inward and into itself, like a telescope. It can cause swelling, pain, and a complete or partial loss of blood supply to the affected area. If not treated, the affected intestine may burst or die, causing a serious, life-threatening condition. Intussusception is most common in children.
Current as of:
May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Brad W. Warner MD - Pediatric Surgery
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Brad W. Warner MD - Pediatric Surgery