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Ann Radiol (Paris). 1992;35(4):249-54.

[Primary colonic intussusception protruding from the anus in adults. Two cases].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie générale et digestive, CHRU Morvan, Brest.


The authors report two cases of colonic intussusception in the adult protruding from the anus--or colon-anal intussusception--, not due to a tumor. The first case was a chronic ileo-caeco-colique intussusception, the second case was an acute colo-rectal intussusception. Colo-anal intussusceptions are very rare: less than twenty cases have been described since 1925 in adults. The absence of a tumor origin in our cases represents a special feature, as only three other similar cases have been described. The surgical treatment in both cases was primary colonic resection without colostomy. The surgical treatment of the first case was subtotal colectomy with ileo-rectal anastomosis. The second case was primarily reduced by barium enema which allowed optimal secondary surgical resection of a prepared colon.

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