Adult intussusception: Current perspective

  • N Mbah
Keywords: Adult Intussusception, Abdominal Pain, Incomplete Obstruction, Index of Suspicion, Late Diagnosis.


Intussusception, the invagination ofa segment of the bowel into the lumen ofa contiguous segment, is an uncommon cause Of abdominal pain and bowel obstruction in adults. Due to the often incomplete nature Of the obstruction, presentation in the adult patient may be delayed and the diagnosis is either missed or made at exploratory laparotomy in regions where sophisticated imaging facilities such as computed tomography (CT) scan are not readily affordable Or available. A high index Of suspicion is required for the earlier detection ofthis condition in the adult patient for prompt and successful surgical intervention.


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eISSN: 2971-625X
print ISSN: 2734-3138