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J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Aug;33(8):1194-7.

Laparoscopy in the treatment of intussusception in children.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Russian State Medical University, Moscow.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The technique and outcome of minimally invasive laparoscopic treatment of various forms of intussusception in children after ineffective attempt at conservative treatment are described.

METHODS:

Ninety-eight patients from 2 months to 11 years of age were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Suggested scheme of surgical treatment using laparoscopic technique was successful in 64 patients (65.3%), and conversion to open procedure occurred in 34 (34.7%). There was no mortality or intraoperative complications in our series.

CONCLUSION:

Practically every form of intussusception without bowel necrosis, including the most complex forms, can be reduced now using modern videolaparoscopic equipment and atraumatic instruments.

PMID:
9721985
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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