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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2016;33(2):116-119.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2016.33.2.116    Published online December 31, 2016.
Adult intussusception caused by inverted Meckel's diverticulum treated with operation.
Sung Yun Lee, Jae Yoon Jeong, Seung Hyun Hong, Seung Min Woo, Su Heui Lee, Hyun Joo You, Dong Won Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Daerim Saint Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea. jyjeong76@hanmail.net
2Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Guri hospital, Guri, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Daerim Saint Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Surgery, Daerim Saint Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Intussusception is a serious disease where part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine. Adult intussusception is mainly due to benign or malignant neoplasm. Therefore, in most cases of adult intussusception, treatment by surgery would be preferable to conservative therapy. However, we report on a 28-year-old female patient who underwent intussusception operation delayed 3 months. Abdominal computed tomography 3 months ago showed a small bowel intussusception measuring 20 cm long. Three months later, the previously identified small bowel intussusception appeared without change. The patient underwent surgery, and ectopic gastric mucosa was observed in the biopsy. Therefore, Meckel's diverticulum was diagnosed.
Key Words: Abdominal pain, Intussusception, Meckel's diverticulum
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