BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219634
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McSwain type V appendix intussusception

  1. Pedro Leão1
  1. 1General Surgery, Hospital of Braga, Braga, Portugal
  2. 2School of Health Sciences, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  3. 3ICVS/3B's-PT Government Associate Laboratory, University of Minho, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Professor Pedro Leão, pedroleao{at}
  • Accepted 3 May 2017
  • Published 14 June 2017


Intestinal intussusception consists of distal migration of a segment from the intestine to the adjacent intestinal lumen. Appendicular intussusception (AI) is a rare disease that constitutes a clinical challenge. The incidence of AI is estimated at 0.01%.1 It is five times more frequent in men.2 Despite imaging and endoscopic advances, diagnosis remains a difficult challenge. The presentation of …

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