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Intussusception is a condition where the invagination of a proximal segment of bowel into the distal bowel lumen. This causes the bowel walls to press on one another, blocking the bowel. The commonest occurrence is a segment of ileum moving into the colon through the ileo-caecal valve. It can block the passage of food through the intestine. If the blood supply is cut off, the segment of intestine pulled inside can die. Heavy bleeding may also occur, if a hole develops, infection, shock, and dehydration can take place very rapidly.
Intussusception is the most common abdominal emergency affecting children under 2 years old. Babies and children with intussusception have intense abdominal pain, which often begins suddenly and causes the child to draw the knees up toward the chest. The pain often makes the child cry very loudly. As it eases, the child may stop crying for a while and may seem to feel better. The pain usually comes and goes like this, but can become very strong when it returns.
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Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders, Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases,Elsevier Pharmaceutical Journals, Journal Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy Journals.