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What is intussusception?

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This bowel obstruction happens when one part of the intestines folds in on another part. It’s most common in small children.

Intussusception causes pain, swelling, and sudden fatigue, and can even tear the intestines. It can occur anywhere in the intestine. The cause is unknown.

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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