World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 8

Case Report Open Access

Adult Intussusception- A Rare Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma

Ravi Shankar J C
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2017, 6:5



Intussusception is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain. The majority of cases are idiopathic and ileocolic in location. This entity is highly common in paediatric age group than the adults. Colocolic intussusception is an uncommon type of intussusception that is usually associated with a pathologic lead point.

Case presentation

A 57 year-old male patient presented with the complaint of dull aching pain in his right lower abdomen since 1 month. Investigations revealed a submucous lesion near hepatic flexure. Intra operatively colo-colic intussusception was noted with a submucosal lipoma.


Uncommon age group, where malignancies are common and also the uncommon type, makes this entity a difficult situation to manage. Here, we tried to highlight some aspects which are important for its management.


Adults; Colo-colic; Intussusception; Lipoma; Pain abdomen.

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