Adult ileocolic intussusception secondary to ileocaecal valve polyp.
AuthorsChugthai, Saqib Zeeshan
Atif, Abdul Hakeem
Chughtai, Jehan Zeb
Miptah, Najaa Hayatul
AffiliationLetterkenny General Hospital, Surgery, 135 Foxhills, Letterkenny, County Donegal,, Ireland.
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CitationBMJ Case Rep. 2010;2010. pii: bcr03.2009.1707. Epub 2010 Jan 13.
JournalBMJ case reports
AbstractIntussusception is relatively common in children, but it is a rare cause of abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction in adults. The aetiology, clinical presentation and management of this condition differs in adults and children. Preoperative clinical diagnosis is usually difficult due to the non-specific and intermittent nature of the symptoms. Ultrasound and computed tomography can be helpful in establishing the diagnosis. We present a case of adult ileocolic intussusception with classical radiological signs and operative findings. In adults the diagnosis of intussusception should be considered in a case of intermittent abdominal pain, especially with clinical signs of intermittent bowel obstruction.