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The small organ that can cause big trouble.
An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine goes into another, typically the Ileum into the Ascending colon causing a intestinal obstruction. An easy way to visualize the mechanism is to imagine when you collapse a telescope, that is essentially what happens to the intestines. The part that prolapses into … Continue reading Intussusception