TITLE

Retrograde Jejunojejunal Intussusception Secondary to Metastatic Melanoma

AUTHOR(S)
Bilello, John F.; Peterson, Wendy M.
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2005, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p1098
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 59-year-old fair-skinned man presented to the emergency department with a several-day history of increasing abdominal pain and distention. The patient had lost 13,5 kg during the preceding several months. He had a large fungating mass on the left upper portion of his back, which he had allowed to grow unchecked for more than 2 years because of religious reasons. He had not passed gas for 24 hours and had tenderness without guarding in the mid abdomen. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a small bowel intussusception. The patient agreed to laparotomy and wide local excision of the back mass.
ACCESSION #
17998220

 

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