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Intussusceptions

Intussusceptions

This is a serious disorder in which a part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine, (telescoping) thus blocking food or fluid from passing through. This also cuts blood supply to the part of the intestine that is affected, leading to a tear in the bowel, infection and death of bowel tissue.

In children, the cause of intussusceptions is unknown. Whereas in adults, it is usually the result of a medical condition such as: