Intussusception trivia

Some mnemonics are useful and others are just plain trivia. Here is some intussusception trivia that is easy to remember:

  • In adults, a cause may be found in 2/3 of cases
  • 2/3 of known causes will be due to neoplasm
  • 2/3 of these neoplasms are malignant

This is why some may prefer to resect an intussusception in an adult (as opposed to reduce it as is done in children).

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Source: This bit of trivia was found in Skandalakis’ Surgical Anatomy.

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