The reception of one part within another.
The abnormal reception or slipping of a part of a tube, by inversion and descent, within a contiguous part of it; specifically, the reception or slipping of the upper part of the small intestine into the lower; introsusception; invagination.
Prolapse ("telescoping") of one section of bowel into an adjoining section.
the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; "the invagination of the blastula"
a common cause of intestinal obstruction in younger children, causing colicky pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea
a situation in which a part of the intestine The intestine is the portion of the alimentary canal extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consists of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine
Telescoping or folding of the intestines within itself
An event where one part of the intestine folds into another part of the intestines lead to a blockage.
intus = within + suscipere = to receive; an invagination; the slipping ("telescoping") of one part of the intestine into a lower part.
a disorder in which the intestine folds into itself in a telescope fashion, causing obstruction (blockage).
when one section of intestine slips over the next, like a sheath
prolapse of one part of the bowel into the lumen of another segment.
A part of the intestines folds into another part of the intestines, causing blockage.
The slipping of one part within another, as the prolapse of one part of the intestine into the lumen of an immediately adjoining part. This leads to obstruction and often must be relieved by surgery. Synonym: introsusception.
Telescoping a section of the intestine into an adjoining section.
An intussusception is a situation in which a part of the intestine has prolapsed into another section of intestine, similar to the way in which the parts of a collapsible telescope slide into one another. The part which prolapses into the other is called the intussusceptum, and the part which receives it is called the intussuscipiens. The most frequent type of intussusception is one in which the ileum enters the cecum, however other types are known to occur, such as when a part of the ileum or jejunum prolapses into itself.