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Adult intussusception secondary to diverticular disease
  1. Habib Syed1,
  2. Labib Syed2,
  3. Umesh Parampalli3,
  4. Mokhtar Uheba4
  1. 1Medical Student, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  2. 2Medical Student, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
  3. 3General Surgery, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  4. 4General Surgery, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Habib Syed, habib.syed{at}


Intussusception is the invagination of a proximal segment of bowel into the lumen of an adjacent distal segment. It is a common condition in the paediatric age group although it rarely occurs in adults. Organic lesions in the bowel wall are the primary cause of adult intussusceptions with malignant neoplasms being the most common. However, we present a rare case of a 92-year-old man diagnosed with an intussusception of the sigmoid-rectal colon secondary to a diverticular stricture.

  • general surgery
  • gastroenterology

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  • Contributors HS was responsible for acquiring the necessary data for the paper, for example, reading through the patients notes regarding past admissions and acquiring the results of the investigations the patient underwent. HS was also responsible for writing up the abstract, the case presentation and the investigations sections. LS was responsible for doing background research for adult intussusception and wrote up the introduction and discussion section of the paper. UP was involved in the design of the paper and was responsible for reviewing the draft critically ensuring all content was accurate. Made changes to the final draft ensuring all the content of the paper was concise and relevant to the presentation of the case. MU identified the case and planned the necessary tasks required to complete the paper. Reviewed the draft critically ensuring all the content was accurate.

  • 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.

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