This item is provided by the institution :

Repository :
Annals of Gastroenterology
see the original item page
in the repository's web site and access all digital files if the item*

2007 (EN)
An unusual case of adult intussusception (EN)

Basoukeas S., .
Pipis P.,
Hatzianastasiou S.,
Spyrelis M.,

SUMMARY Intussusception in adults is a rare condition accounting for 5% of all causes of bowel obstruction. Manifestations include abdominal pain, vomiting and occasionally melaena and palpable abdominal mass. Of note, 90% of intussusception cases in adults are secondary mainly complicating postoperative adhesions, benign or malignant tumors or diverticulosis, while 10% of cases are primary. We present a patient with ascending colon intussusception secondary to increased bowel mobility due to the presence of blood in the bowel following gastrointestinal haemorrhage. We display relevant imaging findings and discuss the further progress of the case. Key words: Intussusception, gastrointestinal haemorrhage (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 14, No 1 (2001) (EN)

*Institutions are responsible for keeping their URLs functional (digital file, item page in repository site)