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See also: Abdominal PainGuideline
Intussusception is the invagination of a proximal segment of bowel into the distal bowel lumen. The commonest occurrence is a segment of ileum moving into the colon through the ileo-caecal valve. It may occur at any age but commonly occurs in the 2 month to 2 year age group with a peak incidence at 5 to 9 months.
See flow chart
If shocked see resuscitation guidelines
Involve general surgeons early