Adult ileocolic intussusception secondary to a submucosal cecal lipoma

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Abstract

Intussusception is a relatively common cause of intestinal obstruction in children but a rare clinical entity in adults, representing fewer than 1% of intestinal obstructions in this patient population. We present a rare case of a 44-year-old female patient with intestinal obstruction due to ileocolic and colocolonic intussusception secondary to an intramural cecal lipoma. Diagnosis was made by barium enema and abdominal computed tomography and was confirmed by colonoscopy. After failure of conservative treatment, the patient underwent surgery.

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