Small Intestine Intussusception in Adults: A Case Report

Badareesh, Lakshminarayana and Shetty, Prashanth and Nalla, Ravikiran and Narayanan, Ramakrishna and Rani, Rama K (2015) Small Intestine Intussusception in Adults: A Case Report. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 14 (1). pp. 45-47. ISSN 2279-0861

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Abstract

Introduction: Small intestine intussusception in adults is a rare clinical event and should arouse a suspicion of genetic syndromes like Peutz Jeghers syndrome. Case Report: We present a 28 year old man with recurrent episodes of pain abdomen with oral hyper pigmented patches. He was diagnosed to have multiple small intestine polyps with intussusception. He underwent an explorative laparotomy and resection of the involved jejunal segment due to impaired vascularity. Conclusion: Peutz Jeghers syndrome is a rare cause of small intestine polyps and intussusception and obstruction especially in young adults.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Peutz Jeghers syndrome; Intussusception.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 05:24
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 05:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141892

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