Idiopathic intussusception in male adult: A case report

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Idiopathic intussusception in male adult: A case report (EN)

Triantopoulou Ch.,
Velonakis S.,
Makrodimou M.,
Dervenis C.,
Koulentianos E.,
Nikolaou D.,

SUMMARY Intussusception is the invagination of one loop of intestine into another and presents with a syndrome of colicky pain and palpable mass and/or rectal bleeding. Due to the intermittent symptoms one could overlook adult idiopathic intussusception. Most of the cases present to the emergency room/outpatient clinic with the symptoms of intussusception such as acute abdominal pain and distention and are usually treated as obstructive ileus cases. The incidence of intussusception is quite low in comparison to the common causes of obstructive ileus. The following case report of a male patient gave reason to elaborate on the significance of Computed Tomography (CT) along with the incidence of intussusception as a primary disease. Key words: idiopathic, intussusception, CT (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 15, No 1 (2002) (EN)

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