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Intussusception after colonoscopic polypectomy: a rare complication
  1. Atif Jastaniah1,
  2. Nasra AlBusaidi1,
  3. Pouya Bandegi2 and
  4. Jeremy Grushka1
  1. 1Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  2. 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Atif Jastaniah; atif.jastaniah{at}


We present a patient who developed an ileocolic intussusception within a few hours of undergoing an endoscopic polypectomy found on screening colonoscopy. She underwent a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis. Final histopathological examination showed no evidence of malignancy. Intussusception after colonoscopy is a rare complication, and only 11 cases have been reported prior to this case. Laparoscopic resection with intracorporeal anastomosis is a safe and feasible option in patients who are not candidates or failed conservative management.

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery

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  • Contributors AJ: involved in the direct care of the patient and surgical intervention. In addition, involved in the literature review, and writing the case report. NA: involved in direct postoperative care of the patient and literature review. PB: involved in direct pre operative care of the patient and writing of the case. JG: involved in direct care of the patient and surgical intervention and supervised and reviewed the case report. All authors gave final approval of the manuscript. All authors gave final approval for the manuscript.

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