World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

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A Small- and Medium-Vessel Vasculitis Causing Colo-Colonic Intussusception: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Thomas Olson, Timothy Sorrells and Matthew Wilson
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2015, 4:8

Abstract

Introduction

Intussusception is the invagination of one segment of the gastrointestinal tract into an adjacent segment. In the adult population, intussusceptions confined to the colon which present as a single, initial manifestation of vasculitis are less common.

Case Presentation

We report a rare case of vasculitis of uncertain etiology serving as the lead point for a colo-colonic intussusception in an adult male patient.

Conclusions

Whereas in some casesmanagement of adult intussusception is straightforward, the management of other cases can be controversial. Awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different management recommendations is important for surgeons. Surgical resection was considered mandatory in our case because of the possibility of occult malignancy serving as the lead point of the intussusception.

Keywords

Intussusception; Colo-colonic; Vasculitis; Florid Vascular Proliferation




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