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Disease Intussusception

Name Intussusception
Synonyms Intestinal Invagination | Intestinal Invaginations | Intussusceptions | Intususception | Intususceptions | Invagination, Intestinal | Invaginations, Intestinal
Definition 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.
Categories Digestive system disease
MeSH® ID D007443
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DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastrointestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Intestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Intestinal Obstruction Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Intussusception Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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