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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Although the monovalent vaccine is generally safe with a favourable benefit-risk ratio, it is associated with the potentially serious, albeit rare, adverse effect of intestinal intussusception.3 Intussusception refers to intestinal obstruction caused by telescoping of a bowel segment into its adjacent distal segment, and is the commonest cause of acute abdomen in children.
Appendiceal intussusception (Al), which is one of the rare types of intussusception, is seen in 0.01% of the patients who undergo appendectomy (1).
It showed a colonic intussusception of the transverse colon (Figure 1) with a large mass acting as a lead point.
The term "intussusception" defined as a portion of the gut invaginated with another immediately adjacent, almost always it is the proximal; into the distal very rarely indeed is an intussusception retrograde.
A computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated multifocal inhomogeneous target signs consisting of small bowel layers, suggestive of intussusception (Figure 1a and b).
Abdominal ultrasonography reported the case as suspicious of intussusception of ileum.
Intussusception is rare in adults, accounting for approximately 1-3% of all bowel obstructions.
Here we describe a very unusual case of sporadic BL in a 37-year-old female with complete intestinal obstruction due to intussusception of the proximal jejunum.
Paediatric intussusception. Br J Surg 1992; 79: 867-76.
Intussusception is a condition wherein one segment of intestine invaginates into another section, similar to the way in which the parts of a collapsible telescope slide into one another.
Presentation of intussusception of the appendix ranges from asymptomatic to an acute appendicitis-type picture.