RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF CHILDREN WITH DIAGNOSED INTUSSUSCEPTION

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Muhammad Jehangir Khan
Kifayat Khan
Musa Kaleem
Muhammad Younas Khan
Muhammad Ayub Khan
Syed Asad Maroof
Muhammad Tariq Khan
Muhammad Uzair
Muhammad Ghani

Abstract

Objective: To know the presenting clinical features of intussusception in children up-to the age of twelve

years.

Material and Methods: The study was conducted at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Post-

Graduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, over a period of 18 months. A total of 71

patients with diagnosed intussusception were included. The relevant data, both pre-operative and postoperative,

of children who were operated for intestinal obstruction and finally turned out to be suffering

from intussusception, was fed into a pre-designed proforma and the information so obtained was analyzed

according to objectives of the study.

Results: The common presenting features were colicky abdominal pain in 70 (98.59%) cases, vomiting in

67 (94.36%) cases, abdominal distension in 67 (94.36%) cases, constipation in 63 (88.73%) cases,

bleeding per rectum in 61 (85.91%) cases, palpable mass per abdomen in 56 (78.87%) cases and fever in

18 (25.35%) cases. In 11 (15.49%) cases there was a mass palpable per digital rectal examination and 05

(07.04%) patients had diarrhoea on presentation.

Conclusion: Colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal distention, constipation, bleeding per rectum,

palpable mass per abdomen are the commonest presenting clinical features of intussusception in children

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Khan MJ, Khan K, Kaleem M, Khan MY, Khan MA, Maroof SA, Khan MT, Uzair M, Ghani M. RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF CHILDREN WITH DIAGNOSED INTUSSUSCEPTION. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Jul. 19 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];21(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/7
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