M Vinoth, Abhijit S Joshi
Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Intussusception is a rare phenomenon in adults and usually presents with bowel obstruction. Unlike pediatric intussusception, adult intussusception (AI) is seldom idiopathic and frequently associated with secondary causes such as benign and malignant tumors. AI accounts for 5% of all cases of intussusception and almost 1%–5% of all cases of bowel obstruction. We hereby present the rare case of a 42-year-old female patient with ileoileal intussusception caused by an inflammatory myofibroblastic polyp. We also delve into a review of literature on AIs, touching different common and uncommon types as well as their diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options. Read more…
Keywords: Adult intussusception, inflammatory myofibroblastic polyp, laparoscopy.