Results of Surgery (Intussusception)

Results of surgery in intussusception. There are two groups of different patients, children with idiopathic and symptomatic invaginations. At that time all patients had initially a contrast enema, and the contrast was washed out prior to surgery. The spotaneous reductions are explained by the described proceeding. In one fourth of the invaginations with a cause and in 10 % of the idiopathic forms the invagination was irreducible and a resection has been performed. The first number explains why in case of a suspected symptomatic invagination a laparotomy is indicated. The second number is critical because it points to an all-too late consultation.