The effects of hydrostatic reduction and operative manual reduction on the success of intussusception reduction
Kubilay Gurunluoglu1, Aytac Tasci1, Harika Gozukara Bag2, Ahmet Sigirci3, Mehmet Demircan1
1Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Surgery, Malatya, Turkey
2Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Malatya, Turkey
3Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology, Malatya, Turkey
Aim: Intussusception is the most common cause of bowel obstruction in children aged 3 months to 6 years. Ultrasonically guided Hydrostatic reduction (UGHR) and operative manual reduction (OMR) are among the treatment methods. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of UGHR and OMR techniques on successful reduction in children with intussusception.
Material and Methods: This study was performed retrospectively between January 2015 and May 2018. The data of intussusception child patients were reviewed. A total of 63 patients’ records were reached. A total of 31 UGHR procedures and 32 OMR procedures were recorded. Demographic data, recurrence, reduction success of UGHR and OMR patients were calculated and evaluated statistically.
Results: No significant difference was found in terms of demographic information. There was no recurrence in both groups. While rate of successful reduction of patient with UGHR is 77.4%, OMR’s success is 87.5%. There was no statistically significant difference in terms of reduction success. It was determined that what was important in the reduction success was the first application time.
Conclusions: When we evaluated our results, we found that the factor affecting the reduction success in a patient with intussusception was not the method of reduction. We found that the most important factor affecting reduction success was the time between onset of symptoms and initiation of reduction. If this is less than 24 hours, we have found that the reduction success is very good.