Adult ileal intussusception: an unusual emergency condition.

Karamercan A., Kurukahvecioglu O., Yilmaz T., Aygencel G., Aytac B., Sare M.

Advances in therapy, vol.23, no.1, pp.163-8, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02850357
  • Journal Name: Advances in therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-8
  • Keywords: intussusception, adults, inflammatory fibroid polyp, CT DIAGNOSIS, INVAGINATION, MANAGEMENT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Adult intussusception occurs infrequently and differs from the childhood condition in its presentation, cause, and treatment. Nonspecific symptoms can delay diagnosis; most cases are diagnosed at emergency laparotomy. Increased use of computed tomographic scanning to evaluate patients with abdominal pain can enhance reliable preoperative diagnosis. Treatment entails simple bowel resection in most cases. Reduction is controversial, especially in cases of colonic intussusception. This report describes the diagnosis and management of a case of adult ileal intussusception caused by an inflammatory fibroid polyp-a rare lesion of the gastrointestinal tract. ©2006 Health Communications Inc.