A case of compound intussusceptions in a Nigerian child – a rare finding in a common disease

  • K.I. Egbuchulem
  • T.A. Lawal
  • M.C. Nweke
  • A.O. Adeoye
Keywords: Antegrade and retrograde, Children, Compound, Intussusception


Intussusception is the most common, non-congenital, cause of intestinal obstruction in infants. There are various patterns of intussusception seen in children with the most common being ileo-colic variety. Compound intussusception in which intussusception involves more than one non-adjacent segment is a rare finding in the literature and it can be associated with worse morbidity than typically occurs, especially in a region where delayed presentation is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in the treatment of intestinal obstruction.

We report the first documented case of double compound intussusception in an African child and reviewed relevant literature.

Keywords: Antegrade and retrograde; Children; Compound; Intussusception


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eISSN: 1597-1627