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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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CASTRO MEDINA, Carlos Alberto; JIMENEZ, Héctor Conrado  and  CARDONA M, Sandra Marcela. Clinical case presentation: Diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic intussusception in adults. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, n.4, pp.474-478. ISSN 0120-9957.

Intestinal intussusception is an uncommon condition in adults which causes 1% to 5% of intestinal obstructions. Although it is frequently associated with neoplastic pathologies or structural abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract, up to 10% of cases are idiopathic. In most cases the diagnosis is made after surgery, but with the development of imaging techniques, a diagnosis is possible prior to intervention. This article presents a case in which the diagnosis was made preoperatively by CT scan and presents a review of the relevant literature

Keywords : Intussusception; adult; intestinal obstruction; idiopathic.

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