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Ileal schwannoma causing intussusception in an adult
  1. Gary Roulston,
  2. Hani Elwan,
  3. Noor Obeid,
  4. Francesca Lirosi
  1. Surgery, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, UK
  1. Correspondence to Francesca Lirosi, francesca.lirosi{at}


Ileal schwannomas are extremely rare tumours. Very few cases have been previously reported. Most cases present with abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding; intussusception is a rare presentation. Due to limitations in imaging modalities, arriving at a diagnosis preoperatively can be challenging. The only reliable method of diagnosis, and treatment, is resection of the tumour, followed by histological and immunohistochemical testing. This report details the rare case of intussusception as the presenting feature of an ileal schwannoma.

  • small intestine cancer
  • pathology
  • surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors GR and HE drafted the manuscript. NO and FL reviewed the manuscript and provided suggestions. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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