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Int Surg. 2013 Oct-Dec;98(4):392-8. doi: 10.9738/INTSURG-D-12-00005.1.

Adult intussusception of appendicular mucinous cystoadenoma.

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General Surgery Department, University Hospital Joan XXIII, Tarragona, Spain.

Abstract

Intussusception is a rare cause of adult intestinal obstruction. Clinical manifestations are not specific, which makes a preoperative diagnosis difficult to establish and often causes delay. We report a case of acute intestinal obstruction due to ileocolic intussusception. An emergency laparoscopy was performed revealing an obstructive mass at the ileocecal region resulting from an appendicular tumor. A right hemicolectomy was conducted. The pathologic examination of the resected sample concluded the mass comprised an appendicular mucinous cystoadenoma. We discuss the clinical features, preoperative diagnosis, and surgical strategies of adult intussusception, as well as the uncommon finding of an appendicular mucinous tumor as its causative lesion, with a review of the available literature.

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24229030
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PMC3829070
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10.9738/INTSURG-D-12-00005.1
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