| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 329-332
The syringe technique for ultrasound-guided hydrostatic intussusception reduction
Sandeep Rai1, Aureen Ruby DCunha1, RM ShreeRaghu2, Neevan DSouza3
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of General Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Biostatistics, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
Background: Ultrasound-guided hydrostatic reduction (UGHR) is a well accepted and widely used method of paediatric intussusception reduction, with the saline drip technique being the most commonly employed.
Aims and Objectives: In this study we aimed to assess the outcomes of a novel technique of UGHR.
Materials and Methods: Data was obtained from a 15 year retrospective chart review of paediatric intussusceptions. Following resuscitation, UGHR was performed for uncomplicated intussusceptions using a 50cc syringe to infuse saline into the colon. It was performed in the ultrasound suite without sedation and time taken was monitored. A maximum of 3 attempts were done to achieve reduction.
Results: UGHR was attempted in 66 of 93 intussusceptions. The commonest type of intussusception was ileo-colic(91%) and the commonest symptom was vomiting(70%). Surgery was performed only when there was shock, peritonitis or repeated failed reductions. The median time taken for reduction was 4.9 minutes. The overall success rate was 83% with 89% of these requiring only a single attempt. There were no deaths or procedure related complications.
Conclusions: The syringe technique for intussusception reduction is a safe, effective, and time-saving technique. Additionally, it offers the advantages of simplicity and rapidity of reduction and in experienced hands may not require pressure monitoring
Dr. Aureen Ruby DCunha
Department of Paediatric Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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