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Frequently Asked Questions about intussusception Intussusception is a serious condition in which a segment of the bowel acts like a telescope, folding into the adjacent segment. This is a problem for two reasons. First, digested material cannot pass through the › Continue Reading

Image: Ultrasound image of intussusception. Red arrow: inside bowel loop (intussusseptum). Blue arrow: outside bowel loop, the wall is thickened from edema (intussussipiens). Image contributed by Dr. Aaron McAllister. Intussusception is a condition in which one part of the bowel telescopes into the › Continue Reading