Colo-Colic Intussusception in Amoebic Colitis: A Case Report

Seetharam, Prasad and Ramachandra, L and Arumolichelvan, Arunandichelvan (2011) Colo-Colic Intussusception in Amoebic Colitis: A Case Report. Kuwait Medical Journal, 43 (4). pp. 307-309. ISSN 0023-5776

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Intussusception is a common cause of acute abdomen in the pediatric population. However, the condition is quite rare among adults. Intussusception among adults differs from the pediatric counterpart in having an underlying pathology, commonly neoplastic on most occasions. Pre-operative diagnosis is rarely established. Most cases require surgical treatment. We present a case of colo-colic intussusception in an adult involving the transverse colon, which was precipitated by amebic colitis. The diagnosis was made by abdominal CT scan and the condition was effectively treated non-surgically by colonoscopic reduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult intussusception; colonoscopic reduction.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 09:52
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2015 09:52

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