Intussusception causing bowel obstruction in a nephrotic syndrome child

Takalani Morulana, Yolisa Hawu, Nyaweleni Tshifularo*

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Intussusception is defined as an acquired telescoping of proximal bowel into the distal bowel. It is a common cause of bowel obstruction in infancy. Majority are reported between 3 and 9 months, 90% are affected within the first 3 years of life with idiopathic cause. A high index of suspicion must be maintained for bowel obstruction in typical infant age with no demonstrable hernias or previous surgery. Abdominal ultrasound is the gold standard for the diagnosis. We present a rare case in our practice of intussusception in a 4 years old male with nephrotic syndrome at our pediatric surgery department.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101625
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Intussusception
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Small bowel obstruction


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