Laparoscopy in the treatment of intussusception in children

J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Aug;33(8):1194-7. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90149-x.


Purpose: The technique and outcome of minimally invasive laparoscopic treatment of various forms of intussusception in children after ineffective attempt at conservative treatment are described.

Methods: Ninety-eight patients from 2 months to 11 years of age were analyzed.

Results: Suggested scheme of surgical treatment using laparoscopic technique was successful in 64 patients (65.3%), and conversion to open procedure occurred in 34 (34.7%). There was no mortality or intraoperative complications in our series.

Conclusion: Practically every form of intussusception without bowel necrosis, including the most complex forms, can be reduced now using modern videolaparoscopic equipment and atraumatic instruments.

MeSH terms

  • Cecal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cecal Diseases / surgery*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Colonic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Colonic Diseases / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Ileal Diseases / surgery*
  • Infant
  • Intussusception / diagnosis
  • Intussusception / surgery*
  • Laparoscopes
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome