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A form of intestinal obstruction caused by the PROLAPSE of a part of the intestine into the adjoining intestinal lumen. There are four types: colic, involving segments of the LARGE INTESTINE; enteric, involving only the SMALL INTESTINE; ileocecal, in which the ILEOCECAL VALVE prolapses into the CECUM, drawing the ILEUM along with it; and ileocolic, in which the ileum prolapses through the ileocecal valve into the COLON.

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Tree Number(s): C06.405.469.531.577

MeSH Unique ID: D007443

Entry Terms:

  • Intussusceptions
  • Invagination, Intestinal
  • Intestinal Invagination
  • Intestinal Invaginations
  • Invaginations, Intestinal
  • Intususception
  • Intususceptions

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