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Intussusception after colonoscopic polypectomy: a rare complication


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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