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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 227-229

Idiopathic proximal small bowel intussusception in an adult


Department of General Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Aabid Ashraf
Department of General Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_59_22

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Rationale: Intussusception is fairly uncommon in adults accounting for 5% of all intussusception cases and is a cause in 1% of intestinal obstruction cases. The condition is usually associated with a pathological lead point. Idiopathic intussusception is comparatively rarer in adults. Patient Concerns: 24-year-old male with right lower abdominal pain and intermittent loose stools for fifteen days. Diagnosis: Proximal small bowel intussusception. Intervention: Resection of the involved segment with primary jejunojejunal anastomosis. Outcome: Uneventful postoperative course and full recovery. Lessons: Idiopathic intussusception, though rare in adults, should be suspected in all adults presenting with non-specific abdominal pain particularly in absence of distinct abdominal signs. Management is surgical and usually entails resection of the involved bowel.


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