Adult intussusception secondary to an ileum hamartoma.


Intussusception is a rare condition in the adult population. However, in contrast to its presentation in children, an identifiable etiology is found in the majority of cases. Clinical manifestations of adult intussusception are non-specific and patients may present with acute, intermittent or chronic symptoms, predominantly those of intestinal obstruction. A 27-year-old male patient with recurrent abdominal pain secondary to intussusception is herein reported. The clinical presentation and ultrasonographic findings led to the diagnosis. At laparotomy, an ileal hamartoma was found as the lead point of the intussusception. Surgical management and histopathologic studies are described. A recurrent intestinal obstruction and classic ultrasound findings may lead to the diagnosis of intussusception but surgical exploration remains essential. The principle of resection without reduction is well established.

DOI: 10.4251/wjgo.v3.i6.103


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@article{NuoGuzmn2011AdultIS, title={Adult intussusception secondary to an ileum hamartoma.}, author={Carlos Mart{\'i}n Nu{\~n}o-Guzm{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} Arr{\'o}niz-J{\'a}uregui and Ismael Espejo and Josu{\'e} Sol{\'i}s-Ugalde and Jos{\'e} Ignacio G{\'o}mez-Ontiveros and Arturo Vargas-Ger{\'o}nimo and Jes{\'u}s Valle-Gonz{\'a}lez}, journal={World journal of gastrointestinal oncology}, year={2011}, volume={3 6}, pages={103-6} }