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Cases Journal

, 1:198

First Online: 30 September 2008Received: 12 July 2008Accepted: 30 September 2008DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-1-198

Cite this article as: Chen, R., Zhao, H., Sang, X. et al. Cases Journal 2008 1: 198. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-198


Intussusception is a pediatric condition that rarely presents in adults. In this article, we report a case of a 36 year-old man initially presenting with abdominal pain and rectal prolapse, however, surgical reduction of the rectal prolapse did no relief his symptoms. Physical examination, abdominal plain film, barium enema and colonoscopy confirmed the presence of a large intra-abdominal mass, but the origin of the mass was revealed only upon laparotomy. During the surgery, it was noted that the ileum and the sigmoid colon was connected by a 15 cm × 12cm mass, covered by an extremely dilated intestinal tissue. The resected tissue pathology demonstrated a 9 cm × 6 cm × 5 cm submucosal lipoma at the ileocecal junction without evidence of malignancy. The patient-s post-surgical course was uneventful. Diagnostic and therapeutic problems related to adult intussusception are reviewed.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-198 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Rongrong Chen, Haitao Zhao contributed equally to this work.

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Autor: Rongrong Chen - Haitao Zhao - Xinting Sang - Yilei Mao - Xin Lu - Yifan Yang


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