Intussusception in Adults: An Institutional Experience

Prasad, SS and Padma Priya, J (2015) Intussusception in Adults: An Institutional Experience. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 14 (12). pp. 5-7. ISSN 2279-0861

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Backgound: Intussusception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults. Most of the information available on this unusual entity in adults is in the form of case reports. We present a single centre experience of this enigmatic entity over a period of 10 years. Methods :33 cases of intususceptions involving various parts of gastro intestinal tract of adults were retrospectively studied from medical records. The clinical, radiological and pathological aspects these cases were evaluated. The treatment methods adapted were studied. Results: Intussusception in adults involved various parts of gastrointestinal tract. There were retrograde jejunogastric, jejunojejunal, ileocolic, colocolic and colorectal intussusceptions. Plain X rays, ultrasound scans and CT scans were employed to image these cases. CT scan seems to the most accurate imaging modality to diagnose intussusception. Endoscopy can be a useful tool in select cases. Most adult intussusceptions required surgery for definitive diagnosis and treatment.Conclusion :Intussusception can be a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults. Most cases have a definite lead point and hence will require surgery. While CT scan is the preferred imaging modality endoscopic studies can be useful adjuncts

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intussusception; Adults
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 03:54
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 03:54

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