Colo-Colic intussusception in amoebic colitis: A case report

Seetharam Prasad, Lingadakai Ramachandra, Arunandichelvan Arumolichelvan

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Abstract

Intussusception is a common cause of acute abdomen in the pediatric population. However, the condition is quite rare among adults. Intussusception among adults differs from the pediatric counterpart in having an underlying pathology, commonly neoplastic on most occasions. Pre-operative diagnosis is rarely established. Most cases require surgical treatment. We present a case of colo-colic intussusception in an adult involving the transverse colon, which was precipitated by amebic colitis. The diagnosis was made by abdominal CT scan and the condition was effectively treated non-surgically by colonoscopic reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalKuwait Medical Journal
Volume43
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15-12-2011

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Prasad, S., Ramachandra, L., & Arumolichelvan, A. (2011). Colo-Colic intussusception in amoebic colitis: A case report. Kuwait Medical Journal, 43(4), 307-309.