Adult intussusception due to a malignant polyp: a case report.


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.

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@article{Dener2001AdultID, title={Adult intussusception due to a malignant polyp: a case report.}, author={Cenap Dener and Seref Bozoklu and Ayça Bozoklu and Ayşeg{\"{u}l Ozdemir}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={2001}, volume={67 4}, pages={351-3} }