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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sargun Singh Walia M.B.B.S.[2]

Overview

Intussusception was first mentioned in 1674 by Barbette of Amsterdam. It was described in detail in 1789 by John Hunter. He called it "introssusception" and described it as a rare form of bowel obstruction in adults, in which telescoping of an intestine segment occurs into another segment of intestine. In 1871, a case of intussusception in a child was operated upon by Sir Jonathan Hutchinson.

Historical Perspective

Discovery

  • In 1674, Barbette of Amsterdam reported intussusception for the first time. [1]
  • In 1789, John Hunter described intussusception in detail. He called it “introssusception” and described it as a rare form of bowel obstruction in adult, in which telescoping of a proximal segment of intestine segment occurs into distal segment of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
  • In 1871, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson was the first to operate on a child with intussusception.[2]

References

  1. de Moulin D (1985). "Paul Barbette, M.D.: a seventeenth-century Amsterdam author of best-selling textbooks". Bull Hist Med. 59 (4): 506–14. PMID 3912022.
  2. Lianos G, Xeropotamos N, Bali C, Baltoggiannis G, Ignatiadou E (2013). "Adult bowel intussusception: presentation, location, etiology, diagnosis and treatment". G Chir. 34 (9–10): 280–3. PMC 3926485. PMID 24629817.