Does Adult Intestinal Invagination Need Surgery? Report of a Case and Review of Literature


Benign intestinal tumors are the most frequent cause of small bowel intussusception in adults. This report presents a case of a 67-year-old male with abdominal pain, leukocytosis and C-reactive protein elevation. After ultrasonography and double contrast CT-scan consistent with ileal intussusception patient underwent laparoscopy, which confirmed diagnose. Intestinal resection and anastomosis were performed via minilaparotomy. Further histological study showed a fibroid inflammatory polyp or Vanek’s tumor as intussusception’s lead point.

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C. Leon-Espinoza, M. Gomez-Mateo, F. Lopez-Mozos, R. Marti-Obiol, J. Raga-Vazquez and J. Ortega-Serrano, "Does Adult Intestinal Invagination Need Surgery? Report of a Case and Review of Literature," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 456-458. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.24076.

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