Original communication| Volume 26, ISSUE 5, P833-836, November 1949

Jejunal intussusception

Unusual complication of the use of the Miller-Abbott tube
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        1. Serious complications resulting from the Miller-Abbott tube are relatively rare.
      • 2.
        2. An unusual case of jejunal intussusception occurring with the use of the Miller-Abbott tube, requiring operative intervention and followed by recovery, is reported.
      • 3.
        3. The mechanism for development of such a complication is obscure.
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