Ileocolic Intussusception - A rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adults; Case report and literature review
Intussusception is primarily a disease of childhood; only about 5 to 10 per cent of cases occur in adults. In contrast to childhood intussusception 90 per cent of adults have an associated pathologic process, usually a malignant lesion. Adult cases do not have the classical symptoms and diagnosis may be difficult. CT scan and barium studies are the most useful diagnostic methods. We report a very rare case of adult ileocecocolic intussusception caused by a pedunculated malignant polyp of the cecum and review the clinical features of intussusception.