The most common variety of intussusception is the ileo-ccal.
In children difficulty of diagnosis may arise as between dysentery and intussusception.
The cause of intussusception is said to be violent peristaltic action, however produced.
In this case the paretic segment forms the outer or receiving layer of the intussusception.
The symptoms of intussusception generally come on suddenly, and indicate both intestinal obstruction and inflammation.
In intussusception not relieved by medical means the propriety of abdominal section is questionable.
The mechanism of intussusception is probably not always the same.
Severe straining occurs in some instances of intussusception, and when this occurs it should receive due credit.
A simple aperient of linseed oil may be given in cases of stricture or intussusception of the bowels.
For these mineral growths are not mere crystallizations as many suppose; they increase by intussusception and not by accretion.
intussusception in·tus·sus·cep·tion (ĭn'tə-sə-sěp'shən)
Invagination, especially an infolding of one part of the intestine into another.
Assimilation of new substances into the existing components of living tissue. Also called introsusception.