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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 26(1); 2015 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2015;26(1): 99-102.
Intussusception after Abdominal Trauma in a Child
Hyeon Jeong Lee, Hye Young Jang, Jae Woo Kim, Duck Ho Jun, Byeong Dae Yoo
Department of Emergency Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. silenos1004@naver.com
ABSTRACT
Intussusception is the most common abdominal emergency in children younger than 2 years old. It is often considered idiopathic. However, an underlying disease can cause a pathological lead point for the intussusception. Its incidence after trauma is uncommon, and traumatic intussusception in children is even rarer. In Korea, traumatic intussusception in a child has never been reported. We experienced a case of traumatic intussusception in a 3-year-old girl. The patient was injured by a plastic bar while playing, and she soon complained of abdominal pain. We identified an ileo-ileal intussusception on computed tomogram. The intussusception was reduced successfully by air reduction in the emergency department. She was sent to home without complication after three hospital days.
Key words: Intussusception, Child, Abdominal injuries
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