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Alarcón-Jarsún GA, Martínez-Ordaz JL, de la Fuente-Lira M, Blanco-Benavides R
Intussusception in adults
Cir Cir 2005; 73 (1)

Language: Español
References: 13
Page: 43-45
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Intestinal intussusception in adults is a very rare entity whose etiology differs greatly from its pediatric counterparts. Three adult patients with intestinal intussusception presented with intestinal obstruction and required surgery for its resolution. In each case a pathologic cause was found. They had intestinal polyps, two benign (lipoma and hamartomatous polyps) and one malignant (metastasis). Intestinal intussusception in adults usually has a pathologic cause. About half have a malignant etiology. Intestinal resection without reduction of the intussusception is the preferred surgical procedure.

Key words: adult intussusception, metastatic disease, intestinal polyps.


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