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Acta Chir Belg. 1996 Nov-Dec;96(6):284-6.

Adult intussusception. A case report.

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  • 1Department of surgery, CHJ Bracops, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

The intussusception in adults is very rare. Symptoms are atypic and diagnosis is difficult. We present the case of an 85-year-old female admitted for vague intermittent diffuse abdominal pain since 3 months, with episode of diarrhoea. A mobile mass was palpable in the right iliac fossa. The barium transit demonstrated a filiform stenosis of the last segment of ileum in the caecum. Scanner showed a "target mass". An ileal intussusception on caecal tumour was suggested and confirmed by laparotomy. This entity is confronted with the literature reports. The aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

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