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JSLS. 2007 Jan-Mar;11(1):131-5.

Ileocolic intussusception due to endometriosis.

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Department of Surgery, Corfu General Hospital, Corfu, Greece. ykoutsourelakis@yahoo.gr

Abstract

Intussusception is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults. Clinical manifestations are not specific, making the preoperative diagnosis difficult to establish. We report a case of acute small-bowel obstruction due to ileocolic intussusception. An emergency explorative laparoscopy was performed and revealed a mass in the right colon proximal to the ileocecal valve. Conversion to open laparotomy allowed us to perform a right hemicolectomy. The pathologic examination of the resected sample revealed endometriosis of the terminal ileus.

PMID:
17651575
PMCID:
PMC3015819
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