Ileocolic Intussusception - A rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adults; Case report and literature review

Muhammad Najm Khan; Agrawal, Avi; Strauss, Paul
January 2008
World Journal of Emergency Surgery;2008, Vol. 3, Special section p1
Academic Journal
Case Study
Colonic Intussusception although common in children, is a rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adults. The etiology, clinical presentation and management of this condition is different in adults as compared to children. Pre-operative diagnosis is usually difficult due to the non specific and intermittent nature of the symptoms. CT scan can be a helpful adjunct in establishing the diagnosis. We present a case report of adult ileocolic intussusception with classical radiological signs and operative findings. A brief literature review is also presented with emphasis on the controversy of reduction of the intussusception before resection.


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