Adult intestinal intussusception: a case report of a rare clinical entity


COD: 2004_04_491-494 Categorie: ,

A. Cappellani, D. La Porta, B. Di Stefano, A. Zanghì, M. Di Vita

Ann. Ital. Chir., LXXV, 4, 2004

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Intestinal intussusception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults and few general surgeons will see more than one or two of such cases during their career (5-11). The intussusception is more frequently observed in the pediatric population. The clinical entity observed in children differs greatly in etiology from the one seen in the adults. Furthermore the classical clinical presentation is rarely seen (1).
Although the nature and the location of the intestinal obstruction secondary to intestinal intussusception may not always be easily predicted, very little is often required in order to make diagnosis of bowel obstruction and treat the patient properly (1-4).