Adult intussusception due to intestinal tuberculosis: a rare entity

  • J Islam
  • V Manchev
  • D Mogabe
  • SR Thomson


Intussusception is a rare occurrence in adults in comparison with the children. A demonstrable aetiology is found in most cases of adult intussusception. Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is common in developing countries especially in South Africa in the era of HIV/ AIDS, and many of them present with surgical
abdomens, however abdominal tuberculosis causing intussusception is very rare even in South Africa. We present such a case of adult intussusception due to intestinal TB.

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