Adult bowel intussusception: presentation, location, etiology, diagnosis and treatment

Lianos, G. and Xeropotamos, N. and Bali, C. and Baltoggiannis, G. (2013) Adult bowel intussusception: presentation, location, etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Il giornale di chirurgia, 34 (9/10). pp. 280-283. ISSN 1971-145X

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Bowel intussusception is rare in adults but common in children. Almost 90% of adult intussusceptions are secondary to a pathologic condition and the clinical picture can be very aspecific and challenging. In this review we discuss the symptoms, location, etiology, characteristics, diagnostic methods and treatment strategies of this rare and enigmatic clinical entity in adults. We have to highlight the high index of suspicion that is necessary for the operating surgeon, when dealing with acute, subacute or chronic abdominal pain in adults, because any misinterpretation may result in unfavorable outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Intussusception, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, Treatment
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 08:47

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