Review of pneumatic reduction of intussusception: evolution not revolution.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Pneumatic insufflation of the colon for reduction of pediatric intussusception has recently been recognized in the United States as an alternative method for the more traditional hydrostatic reduction with contrast material. The experience with pneumatic reduction in China is extensive; more than 14,000 cases have been reported in the English language literature. In this review, the general technique used in China is summarized, and the international experience with air insufflation is included in a comparison of hydrostatic and pneumatic reduction techniques.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, JY; Frush, DP; Guo, JZ

Published Date

  • January 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 93 - 97

PubMed ID

  • 8120773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-3468(94)90533-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States