Two different lead points causing adult intussusception: Two case reports with review of literature.

Sheeza Imtiaz, Imran Shoukat


Intestinal invagination or intussusception is the leading cause of intestinal obstruction in children, but in adults it accounts for only 5% of all intussusceptions, and 0.003%-0.02% of all adult hospital admissions. In contrast to childhood intussusception, which is idiopathic in 90% of cases, adult intussusception has a demonstrable lead point, which is a well-definable pathological abnormality in 70%-90% of cases. This paper presents the diagnosis and management of two cases of adult intussusceptions caused by two different pathologies followed by review of literature.

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