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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 372-373
Transanal protrusion of intussusceptions

1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria; Dr DY Patil Medical University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, China

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Date of Web Publication17-Oct-2014

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Transanal protrusion of intussusceptions. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:372-3

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Transanal protrusion of intussusceptions. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Oct 28];11:372-3. Available from:

The report on "transanal protrusion of intussusceptions" is very interesting. [1] Obiora et al. noted "transanal protrusion occurred more in females and is associated with late presentation, older age, high bowel resection rate, and high mortality." [1] In fact, this report confirms the previous report by Ameh and Mshelbwala [2] Similar epidemiological pattern can be seen. Ameh and Mshelbwala noted "the risk of morbidity and mortality in anal protruding intussusception is high" [2] and also mentioned for necessity of early detection and management. [2] This condition can be easily misdiagnosed as rectal prolapsed and can be neglected. [3] The use of radiological approach might be useful for helping differential diagnosis. [4]

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Obiora EU, Okwuchukwu ES, Ogundu II. Transanal protrusion of intussusceptions in children. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:229-32.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Ameh EA, Mshelbwala PM. Transanal protrusion of intussusception in infants is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Ann Trop Paediatr 2008;28:287-92.  Back to cited text no. 2
Ray A, Mandal KC, Shukla RM, Roy D, Mukhopadhyay B, Bhattacharya M. Neglected intussusception presenting as transanal prolapse of small bowel. Indian J Pediatr 2012;79:1370-1.  Back to cited text no. 3
Tennant S, Halliday K. Intussusception mimicking rectal prolapse. Pediatr Radiol 2008;38:700-2.  Back to cited text no. 4

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Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.143190

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