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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.

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


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.

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