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Am Surg. 1997 Aug;63(8):741-3.

Eosinophilic colitis presenting as a left-sided colocolonic intussusception with secondary large bowel obstruction: an uncommon entity with a rare presentation.

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Department of Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta 30312, USA.

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a quite uncommon clinical entity usually involving the stomach or small bowel. Occasionally, the colon is involved. We have encountered a case of eosinophilic colitis leading to a left-sided colocolonic intussusception and subsequent large bowel obstruction. This is a unique presentation that, to our knowledge, has not been previously reported. We present our case in detail as well as a review of the literature to better understand this rare clinical entity.

PMID:
9247445
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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