intussusception


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in·tus·sus·cep·tion

 (ĭn′tə-sə-sĕp′shən)
n.
1. Medicine Invagination, especially an infolding of one part of the intestine into another.
2. Biology Assimilation of new substances into the existing components of living tissue.

[Medieval Latin intussusceptiō, intussusceptiōn-, a taking in, admission, from intussusceptus, past participle of intussuscipere, to take in : Latin intus, within; see en in Indo-European roots + Latin suscipere, to take up (sub-, sub- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots).]

intussusception

(ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpʃən)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol invagination of a tubular organ or part, esp the telescoping of one section of the intestinal tract into a lower section, causing obstruction
2. (Biology) biology growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposition of new material between the existing components of the cell wall. Compare apposition3
[C18: from Latin intus within + susceptiō a taking up]

in•tus•sus•cep•tion

(ˌɪn təs səˈsɛp ʃən)

n.
1. a taking within.
2. Also called invagination. the slipping of one part within another, as of the intestine.
[1700–10; < Latin intus within + susceptiō an undertaking]

intussusception

the process by which food or other matter is taken into the body and converted into tissue. Also introsusception.intussusceptive, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intussusception - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surfaceintussusception - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; "the invagination of the blastula"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.intussusception - (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
Translations

in·tus·sus·cep·tion

[MIM*147710]
n. intususcepción, invaginación tal como la de una porción del intestino que causa una obstrucción intestinal.

intussusception

n invaginación f intestinal
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Small bowel obstruction due to anterograde and retrograde intussusception after gastric bypass: three case reports in two patients, literature review and recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.
3) Complications such as perforation, obstruction, intussusception and abscess formation may be demonstrated on CT.
With gastric melanoma weight loss, abdominal pain and anemia are common presenting symptoms, with small bowel metastases, small bowel intussusception due to submucosal lesions is the most common acute clinical presentation.
The TGA, working in collaboration with state health authorities, has completed an investigation into the association between the use of the rotavirus vaccines Rotarix (GSK) and RotaTeq (Merck/CSL) and the occurrence of a rare form of bowel obstruction known as intussusception (IS).
Red-currant' jelly stool, a classic sign of intussusception in infants, is:
The observed disease conditions reported as SDs in correlation to affected organ system and etiologies when available were as follows: Digestive system diseases (n = 1,204) were bacterial infections (clostridial, mycobacteriosis, salmonellosis, staphylococcosis), parasitic infections (coccidiosis, nematodiasis, trichomoniasis, cestodiasis), neoplasia, fatty liver syndrome, intestinal volvulus and intussusception, and foreign body ingestion and obstruction.
Similarly to other studies, we did not consider an increased risk for intussusception or any other adverse events after rotavirus vaccination (2).
Oddly enough the barium enema may cause the intussusception to right itself.
Immediately following the scan, a therapeutic contrast enema was administered multiple times in an attempt to reduce the intussusception but was unsuccessful.
6) Documented risks at lower than the aforementioned rates include thrombocytopenia and anaphylaxis from the MMR vaccine, intussusception from previous rotavirus vaccines, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome from the influenza vaccine.