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Rare disease
Adult ileocolic intussusception secondary to ileocaecal valve polyp
  1. Saqib Zeeshan Chugthai1,
  2. Abdul Hakeem Atif2,
  3. Jehan Zeb Chughtai3,
  4. Najaa Hayatul Miptah1,
  5. Neville Couse1
  1. 1
    Letterkenny General Hospital, Surgery, 135 Foxhills, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
  2. 2
    Letterkenny General Hospital, Emergency Medicine, 132 Foxhills, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
  3. 3
    Mater Hospital Dublin, Surgery, 135 Foxhills, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Saqib Zeeshan Chugthai, saqibzeeshan23{at}


Intussusception is relatively common in children, but it is a rare cause of abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction in adults. The aetiology, clinical presentation and management of this condition differs in adults and children. Preoperative clinical diagnosis is usually difficult due to the non-specific and intermittent nature of the symptoms. Ultrasound and computed tomography can be helpful in establishing the diagnosis. We present a case of adult ileocolic intussusception with classical radiological signs and operative findings. In adults the diagnosis of intussusception should be considered in a case of intermittent abdominal pain, especially with clinical signs of intermittent bowel obstruction.

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