Intussusception

Intussusception is a bowel condition where a portion of the bowel becomes folded back in on itself. The bowel folds can then cause bowel obstruction, with high risk of infection, gangrene, or bowel perforation (and peritonitis). Most cases are in ...

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  • Gangrene: Gangrene is tissue death due to infection and lost blood supply. Causes of gangrene include infected ulcers (e.g. diabetic ...

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  • Peritonitis: Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, which is the lining of the abdominal and pelvic cavities. Symptoms include abdominal ...

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  • Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is a disorder of the colon (bowel) wall, where pouches of membrane form, which are called “diverticula”. This disorder ...

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  • Infection: Infection refers to the body reacting to a microbe or pathogen. It is somewhat distinct from “inflammation” but there is ...

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  • Vomiting: Vomiting, also called emesis, is a very common symptom. It is often related to nausea and commonly caused by a ...

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