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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
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  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2024;8(1):1678.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1678

Idiopathic Ileocolonic Intussusception in the Elderly: Case Report and Literature Review

Mbah N

Department of Surgery, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Nigeria

*Correspondance to: Nonso Mbah 

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Background: Adult intussusception is rare, in sharp contrast to childhood intussusception. It’s often considered a distinct disease entity from the pediatric intussusception because of dissimilarities in the etiology, clinical presentation and management options. Operative treatment is mandatory for the management of colonic intussusception in the adult patient as many cases are associated with bowel tumors. Case Report: An 86-year-old male retired civil servant presented with clinical and radiological features of ileocolonic intussusception. He had extended right hemicolectomy. The histology revealed an idiopathic ileocolic intussusception without an associated bowel tumor. He made an uneventful recovery and was discharged on the 8th day after surgery. Conclusion: Adult intussusception is not only rarer than the childhood disease, but requires mandatory surgical operation for treatment. This case involving an elderly patient in his 9th decade of life is reported to highlight the deviation from the usual pattern of presentation of this disease in an adult patient.


Adult intussusception; Idiopathic; 9th decade of life; Ileocolonic; Surgical operation

Cite the Article:

Mbah N. Idiopathic Ileocolonic Intussusception in the Elderly: Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Case Rep Int. 2024; 8: 1678.

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