Laparoscopic-assisted extracorporeal surgery for an irreducible intussusception in a child

T Dionysis, R. Nataraja, Y Abed El Khaleq, Z Mukhtar

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We describe the technique applied in an infant presenting with an intussusception secondary to a Meckel’s diverticulum who underwent a successful laparoscopic-assisted extra-corporeal resection of an irreducible intussusception and resection of the necrotic diverticulum. This umbilical approach avoided the need for a formal laparotomy, resulting in a favourable cosmetic result, and also a hastened recovery of the patient.

This technique should therefore be considered as a potential option in the operative management of infants presenting with both a failed air enema and laparoscopic reduction of an intussusception.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalHellenic Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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