An unusual case of adult intussusception

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


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
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