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J Pediatr Surg. 1996 Dec;31(12):1701-2.

Pneumatic intussusception reduction via a colostomy: case report.

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Department of Paediatric Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London, England.


Intussusception is uncommon in infants with a colostomy. The authors present the first documented case of intussusception in an infant with a colostomy in which pneumatic reduction was achieved via the stomal opening. The inflated balloon of a Foley catheter was plugged against the stoma at skin level and a tight seal was obtained. Successful reduction was achieved without any adverse effects to the patient.

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