Jejunojejunal Intussusception following Jejunostomy


Intussusception is an invagination of a segment of the gastrointestinal tract into an adjacent one. Jejunojejunal intussusception is a rare complication of jejunostomy tube placement with an incidence of 1%. We are reporting a case of 35-year-old man who was suffering from severe oral, lesions due to Ingestion of acide agents. He received Witzel jejunostomy for early feeding. Ileus developed postoperatively and plain X-ray of the abdomen showed distended small bowel loop. Abdominal computed tomography revealed target sign as well as the feeding tube in a dilated jejunum and intussusception was diagnosed. Exploratory laparotomy was required due to failure of expectant therapy. Reduction of intussusception was done during exploratory laparotomy. The jejunostomy feeding was continued and the postoperative course was uneventful.

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Aggouri, Y. , Majdoub, K. , Yazough, I. , Oussaid, M. , Tourghai, I. , Laalim, S. and Mazaz, K. (2015) Jejunojejunal Intussusception following Jejunostomy. Surgical Science, 6, 175-178. doi: 10.4236/ss.2015.64028.

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