Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Diagnostic dilemma in childhood intussusception presenting with encephalopathy


Madhurima Ganguly1, Prativa Biswas1, Partha Chakraborty2, Pankaj Halder2 
1 Department of Pediatric Medicine, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pankaj Halder
Saroda Palli, Panchanon Tala, Baruipur, Kolkata - 700 144, West Bengal
India

Intussusception is the telescoping of one bowel segment into another. Usually, children below 1 year of age experience this condition and have classical symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and bleeding per rectum. However, unusual clinical presentations, especially in older children, may deceptively mislead the diagnosis, particularly in the absence of the classical symptoms. We report a case of an 11-year-old male child who presented with seizures, altered sensorium, and nonbilious vomiting. During the emergency surgery, he was diagnosed with an ileoileal intussusception with proximal gut perforation and peritonitis. He had a speedy recovery from neurological symptoms after the surgical intervention.


How to cite this article:
Ganguly M, Biswas P, Chakraborty P, Halder P. Diagnostic dilemma in childhood intussusception presenting with encephalopathy.Muller J Med Sci Res 2022;13:48-50


How to cite this URL:
Ganguly M, Biswas P, Chakraborty P, Halder P. Diagnostic dilemma in childhood intussusception presenting with encephalopathy. Muller J Med Sci Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 6 ];13:48-50
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