عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Intussusception is the most common abdominal emergency and the second most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children under 2 years old. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can be dangerous and even deadly. This study aimed to investigate the success rate of ultrasound-guided transabdominal manually reduction of intussusceptions in children.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, after applying exclusion criteria in children with definite intussusceptions, 20 patients were selected. Field variables and the final result of treatment were examined. All the patients were treated similarly to each other. In the case of successful elimination of intussusceptions, each patient was followed for one week after treatment. Then, the data were analyzed using chi-square test via SPSS software.
Results: Girl to boy ratio was 11.9 and patients' mean age was 20.5 months. Considering the place of intussusceptions, 7 were ascending colon, 4 were transverse colon, 7 were hepatic flexure, and 2 were splenic flexure. The amount of success was 65%. Considering the sex, 6 girls and 7 boys, and the place, 6 intussusceptions in ascending colon, 6 in hepatic flexure, and 1 in transverse colon had successful placement.
Conclusion: Transabdominal manually reduction of intussusception using sonography guide is an appropriate method of treatment. But, further researches with more sample volumes are needed to examine possible complications and recurrence rate.