Педиатрия и терапия

Педиатрия и терапия
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ISSN: 2161-0665


Pediatric Ileocolic Intussusception Caused by Introducing Solid Food Before 6 Months Old: A Case Report

Patricia Yulita Gunawan

A 7-months-old girl presented with bloody diarrhea and vomiting. She had been fed with red rice since she was 5 months old. She was restless, defecated red currant jelly stool and sausage-shaped mass was palpable on the inferior of umbilical region. The ultrasound showed a 3.16 × 2.58 cm mass with a target-like appearance which is consistent with intussusception. She underwent exploratory laparotomy, invagination release (milking) and appendectomy. Pathologic examination of the lymph node on the mesenteric side of caecum revealed lymphoid tissue hyperplasia. The introduction to solid food before 6 months in this patient was suspected as the predisposing factor of the intussusception. More effective counseling about the timing of solid food introduction by pediatrician or primary health care provider may prevent other similar cases like this from happening.