How to use Intussusception in a sentence

intussusception
  • The growth of an organic being is simply a process of enlargement, as a particle of dry gelatine may be swelled up by the intussusception of water; its death is a shrinkage, such as the swelled jelly might undergo on desiccation.

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  • These layers arc secreted by the protoplasm by the direct apposition of substances on those already in existence; and they may go on increasing in thickness, both by apposition and by the intussusception of particles probably carried in through the protoplasmic fibres, which penetrate the cell-wall as long as the cell lives.

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  • But the increase of size which constitutes growth is the result of a process of molecular intussusception, and therefore differs altogether from the process of growth by accretion, which may be observed in crystals and is effected purely by the external addition of new matter - so that, in the well-known aphorism of Linnaeus, the word "grow" as applied to stones signifies a totally different process from what is called "growth" in plants and animals.

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  • These include intussusception, when the adenoma may act as a lead point and cause the duodenum to telescope on itself.

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  • This case illustrates the laparoscopic management of benign small bowel intussusception due to lipoma.

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  • One type of mechanical obstruction is caused by the bowel twisting on itself (volvulus) or telescoping into itself (intussusception).

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  • Mechanical obstruction in infants under one year of age can be caused by meconium ileus, volvulus, intussusception, and hernias.

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  • Intussusception commonly follows an infection that causes increased lymph node size in the gut, which acts as the point of folding for the intussusception.

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  • Intussusception is a condition in which the bowel telescopes into itself like a radio antenna folding up.

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  • Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children between the ages of three months and six years.

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  • Boys are twice as likely as girls to suffer intussusception.

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  • The causes of small bowel obstruction in children are most often volvulus, intussusception, adhesions, or abdominal hernia, a weakness in the abdominal wall that traps a portion of intestine.

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  • A classic symptom is passage of "current jelly stool" (i.e. blood) by infants after a crying fit during intussusception.

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  • Some children with intussusception may appear lethargic or have altered mental status, believed by physicians to be related to ischemia of the bowel and a decreased level of consciousness.

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  • In infants, a barium enema may reverse intussusception in 50-90 percent of cases.

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  • Recurrences in infants with intussusception are most likely to happen during the first 36 hours after the blockage has been cleared.

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  • Surgery may be necessary to correct acute intussusception of the bowel.

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  • Living matter is a mixture of substances chiefly dissolved in water; the comparison with the crystals has led to a supposed distinction in the mode of growth, crystals growing by the superficial apposition of new particles and living substance by intussusception.

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  • In children, 2.4 cases of intussusception are reported among 1,000 live births annually in the United States.

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