Intussusception | Overview

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What is intussusception?

Intussusception is a serious problem in the intestine. When intussusception occurs, one part of the intestine slides into another section. It folds into itself like a collapsible tube with one part slipping inside another part. This creates a blockage and causes the intestines to not work properly.

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 07/96

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