Intussusception

Colonic intussusception in a Holstein calf

An intussusception is defined as the invagination of one segment of bowel into the lumen of the adjacent distal segment. The invaginated portion of bowel is referred to as the intussusceptum; the segment of bowel into which it is invaginated is termed the intussuscipiens (1,2). Four types of intussusception are recognized in cattle (1). The "enteric" type involves one segment of the small intestine, usually the distal jejunum or the ileum, invaginating into another.

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