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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)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 14, No 1 (2001) (EN)



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