Intussusception following a baby walker injury.
Serious abdominal injury as a result of a fall in a baby walker has not been previously reported. We present the case of a 13-month-old boy who developed intussusception following a fall down five stairs in a baby walker. Attempted hydrostatic reduction was unsuccessful. At operation, a bowel wall hematoma, serving as a lead point, was identified. This case adds another type of injury to the list of those previously associated with baby walker use.
The Journal of emergency medicine
Accidental Falls; Colonic Diseases; Emergencies; Hematoma; Humans; Ileal Diseases; Infant; Infant Equipment; Intestinal Diseases; Intussusception; Male
Baby Walkers; Surgery; Falls; Accidental falls
Conners, G. P., Weber, C. E., Emmens, R. W. Intussusception following a baby walker injury. The Journal of emergency medicine 17, 269-271 (1999).