Tamoor Shahid, MD1, Hilary Hertan, MD2
1Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; 2Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Introduction: Intussusception of the bowel is defined as the telescoping of a proximal segment of the gastrointestinal tract within the lumen of the adjacent segment and is found frequently in children. It is less common in adults. Most of the intussusceptions in adults are caused by a definite underlying disorder such as neoplasm.
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Discussion: Adult intussusception occurs relatively rarely; accounting for 5% of all cases of intussusceptions. A specific lead point is identified in more than 90 % of cases while 10% of cases are idiopathic. Malignant lesions account for up to 30 % of cases in the small intestine and 66 % of the cases in the large intestine. An abdominal CT scan is the diagnostic modality of choice in these patients. It may also help in defining the location, the nature of the mass and it may help to stage the patient with suspected malignancy causing the intussusception. Intussusception associated with malignancy should be managed by multispecialty collaboration.
Citation: Tamoor Shahid, MD; Hilary Hertan, MD. P1115 - ADULT COLOCOLIC INTUSSUSCEPTION: A CASE SERIES. Program No. P1115. ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. San Antonio, Texas: American College of Gastroenterology.