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Acute Fluid Resuscitation for Intussusception

Britt Fraser

in Clinical Pediatric Anesthesia

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Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764495
Published online August 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199352838 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199764495.003.0004
Acute Fluid Resuscitation for Intussusception

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Intussusception occurs when a proximal section of bowel invaginates into more distal bowel and is then advanced by peristalsis. It is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in infants, and untreated can lead to bowel ischemia and perforation. Early recognition and treatment can prevent the need for surgical intervention and complications. Intussusception can also result in significant dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea. An essential aspect of the perioperative management is to identify and treat dehydration.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Paediatrics

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