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Adult with intestinal malrotation and colocolic intussusception: an unusual combo
  1. Vidhyachandra Gandhi1,
  2. Nitin Pai2,
  3. Reema Kashiva3 and
  4. Dileep Mane3
  1. 1 Gastrointestinal Surgery, Noble Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India
  2. 2 Gastroenterology, Noble Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India
  3. 3 General Medicine, Noble Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vidhyachandra Gandhi, drgandhivv{at}


Intestinal malrotation is a congenital anomaly that results from an abnormality in the rotation and fixation of the gut as it returns to the abdominal cavity during development. Intussusception is a condition characterised by telescoping of one segment of the bowel into another segment. The combination of malrotation and intussusception is frequently a cause of intestinal obstruction in the paediatric age group. The coexistence of these two conditions is termed as Waugh syndrome and is uncommon in adults. We share our experience with an elderly woman who was admitted with diarrhoea and anaemia. Investigations revealed a large colonic polyp, colocolic intussusception and malrotation. The adenomatous polyp and mobile right colon would have lead to intussusception. The diagnosis was based on the findings of colonoscopy and contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen. She was managed with a transverse colectomy with an uneventful recovery.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • gastroenterology
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  • Contributors VG: written the abstract and case details. NP: provided the colonoscopy images and helped in writing a part of the discussion. RK: written the introduction and part of discussion. DM: framed the manuscript and helped in writing the discussion.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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