Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Case Rep Surg. 2012;2012:789378. doi: 10.1155/2012/789378. Epub 2012 Dec 17.

Adult ileo-ileo-caecal intussusception: case report and literature review.

Author information

1
Department of General Surgery, Northern Railway Central Hospital, Basant Lane, New Delhi 110055, India.

Abstract

Adult intussusception is a rare entity accounting for only 5% of all intussusceptions and causes approximately 1% of all adult intestinal obstructions. Unlike paediatric intussusceptions which are usually idiopathic, there is usually a lead point pathology which might be malignant in up to 50% cases. We present an unusual case of adult intussusception which was not diagnosed on any investigation including computerized tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It was a case of ileo-ileo-cecal intussusception caused by a large lipoma 38 mm × 43 mm × 61 mm. It was treated by emergency laparotomy for acute intestinal obstruction. A conservative resection with ileostomy was performed with good postoperative recovery.

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Hindawi Publishing Corporation Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center