Intussusceptions and Nursing Care


Is an invagination of one portion of the intestine into another, which results in decreased blood supply of the involved segment.



1- Sudden intervals episode of sever abdominal pain manifested in an infant by drawing knees up to chest with crying.

2- Stool mixed with blood and mucus (currant jelly stool)

3- Fever.

4- Vomiting.

5- The abdomen become tender and distended

( sausage- shaped mass may felt in the upper right quadrant)

6- Signs of dehydration or shock may be present [sunken eyes, loss of skin turgor].


* The initial treatment of choice is nonsurgical hydrostatic reduction by barium enema.

* If nonsurgical reduction is unsuccessful, a surgical reduction is indicated.

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