Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2013 , Vol 4, Issue 1
Adult Ileocolic Intussusception Due To An Intestinal Lipoma
Ümit Sekmen1, Hüseyin Bircan2
1Acıbadem Fulya Hospital, Deparment of General Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey
2Baskent University Hospital, Deparment of General Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey
Intussusception is a disease of childhood and almost always the etiology is idiopathic. We report the case of an 85-year-old woman with ileocolic intussusception that was diagnosed by abdominal computed tomography. With the symptoms of abdominal pain, distention, nausea and vomiting, she subsequently underwent emergency right hemicolectomy. The final diagnosis was ileocolic intussusception due to lipoma, which was confirmed by histopathology. In elderly, frequent diarrhea attacks, coliky pain and incomplete obstruction should be taken into consideration as a possible diagnosis in this uncommon clinical condition. Keywords : Intestinal obstruction, ileocolic intussusception, intestinal lipoma