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Acute Fluid Resuscitation for Intussusception 

Acute Fluid Resuscitation for Intussusception
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Acute Fluid Resuscitation for Intussusception
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Britt Fraser

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10.1093/med/9780199764495.003.0004
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date: 08 December 2019

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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