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A Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen: Diagnosis and Management of Adult Colonic Intussusception

Mehmet Sertkaya, Arif Emre, Eyüp Mehmet Pircanoglu, Fatih Mehmet Yazar, Murat Tepe

Citation Information : Sertkaya M, Emre A, Mehmet Pircanoglu E, Mehmet Yazar F, Tepe M. A Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen: Diagnosis and Management of Adult Colonic Intussusception. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2016; 6 (2):179-182.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1195

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Intussusception in adults is very rarely seen, and this cause acute abdomen. A computed tomography (CT) scan, clinical suspicion, history, and a physical examination are important for the diagnosis. We present two cases of colonic intussusceptions induced by lipoma. The cases had similar locations, diagnoses, and management. Both lipomas were located close to the cecum in the ascending colon, and a right segmental colon resection was performed in both cases. The follow-up of both cases was uneventful. Although benign lesions can cause colonic intussusception, the high incidence of malignancy in colonic lesions should always be considered. Therefore, oncologic surgical procedures should be applied. The definitive diagnosis can be made by histopathology.

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