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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 325-330

Intussusception in Adult: Case Series and Literature Review

Olaogun Julius Gbenga1,2, Akute Olusola Olusoga1,2, Ige Joshua Taye2, Omotayo John Adetunji3, Ajibola David Brown2, Wuraola Obafemi Kayode2

1Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
2Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
3Department of Anatomic Pathology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author: Olaogun Julius Gbenga


Adult intussusception is rare and is an infrequent cause of intestinal obstruction. The clinical presentation is often non-specific and preoperative diagnosis can be very challenging. The mainstay of treatment is surgical resection because of the associated pathological gut lesion in most cases. However, controversy still exists vis-à-vis the extent of bowel resection and whether or not reduction should be attempted before resection. We present five patients seen in our center and a literature review.

Key words: Adult Intussusception, Case series, Review.

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