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Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the success rate of hydrostatic reduction of intussusception and its determinants by using saline enema under ultrasound guidance.
Study Setting: Department of Pediatric Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.
Study Design: Descriptive study.
Material and methods: A total no of 55 patients meeting the inclusion criteria were included in the study and sonographic guided reduction was attempted with a saline enema. The outcome was labeled successful in cases where intussusception got reduced without complications and unsuccessful in case of failure or complications. Age, duration of symptoms, procedure time, number of attempts being continuous data were reported as mean and standard deviation. gender, palpable abdominal mass, bleeding per rectum, air-fluid levels on x-rays, was expressed in frequencies and percentages.
Results: In this study mean age was 1 year with SD of ± 1.24. Sixty-two percent of patients were male and 38% of patients were female. Moreover, the success rate of hydrostatic reduction of intussusception by using saline enema was 78%.
Conclusion: In selected patients, the success rate of hydrostatic reduction of intussusception is a non-invasive acceptable option to be widely practiced.
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