To meet a case of intussusception in a patient who has been operated on previously for the same condition has been considered an infrequent occurrence. The following cases of postoperative recurrence of intussusception seen within a very short time at Lebanon Hospital, New York, have, because of the supposed rarity of the condition, prompted me to record them and to investigate the literature on the question.
REPORT OF CASES
I saw Cases 2 and 3 during both illnesses, Case 1 during the second illness, and Case 4 during the first attack.Case 1.—Arnold Z., aged 6 months, was brought to Lebanon Hospital, Aug. 23, 1917, having shown signs and symptoms of acute intussusception for the preceding six hours. A laparotomy was performed immediately by Dr. Bookman, who reduced a large ileocecal intussusception and the child made a rapid recovery. An appendectomy was performed at the same time. June 6, 1918,