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South African Journal of Surgery

versão On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versão impressa ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.50 no.2 Cape Town Mai. 2012




Jejuno-jejunal intussusception secondary to small-bowel lipomatosis: A case report



V. S. KarthikeyanI; P. DhanasekarII; Sarath Chandra SistlaI; Manwar S. AliI; G. BalasubramaniamI; N. RajkumarI

IM.B.B.S., M.S. (General Surgery); Department of Surgery; Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
IIM.B.B.S., M.S. (General Surgery), D.N.B. (General Surgery); Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospitals, Mumbai, India




Intussusception is usually a disease of children aged between 6 months and 4 years, in which a part of a bowel telescopes into another part of the bowel. We report a case in a 60-year-old man who required resection and anastomosis. Although intussception is unusual in adults, awareness of the differences in symptoms and causes should be borne in mind when adults present with intestinal obstruction.


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