Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)
The prevalence of intussusception based on medical or surgical treatment in patients referred to amiralmomenin hospital between years 2003-13
Author(s): Mehran Hesaraki
Abstract: Introduction: Intussusception signifies the introduction of part of the intestine into adjacent lumen, resulting in intestinal obstruction. The disease has been reported in all ages and even during fetal development, which subsequently led to the absence of intestinal formation. Method: The present descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on all patients, diagnosed with intussusception, referring to Amiral-Mo'menin Hospital in Zabol city from 2004 up to 2014. The inclusion criteria were definitive diagnosis in the patient's case. The required information was extracted from the patient records and recorded in the information form. At the end of the study, the information obtained from the information form was analyzed by statistical analysis in the form of frequency of mean standard deviation and other descriptive statistical indices. Findings: out of 40 cases studied in the present research, 25 (62.5%) were male and 15 (37.5%) were female. Out of 40 cases studied in the present research, 12 cases (30%) were observed in spring, 16 (40%) in summer, 6 cases (15%) in autumn and 6 cases (15%) in winter. Out of 40 patients referring to Amiral-Mo'menin (AS) Hospital in Zabol province between 2002 and 2003, there were 8 cases (20%) of viral disease and 32 cases (80%) did not have viral disease. Out of 40 cases studied in the present research, 4 cases (10%) had gelatinous stool and 36 cases (90%) had non- gelatinous stool. Out of 40 patients referring to Amiral-Mo'menin (AS) Hospital in Zabol province between 2002 and 2003, 26 cases (65%) were medically treated and 14 cases (35%) underwent surgery. Conclusion: In regard with sex, the findings of the present study showed that the prevalence of intussusception is more common in ages less than two years old, which is consistent with the results of the majority of formerly conducted studies. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attention to prevention of the causes of intussusception, especially among boys.