Combination of adult intussusception and intestinal malrotation: An unusual presentation

Ting Min Hsieh, Shyr Ming Sheen-Chen, Chih Che Lin

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Abstract

Intussusception is familiar to pediatric surgeons but is rarely encountered by general surgeons. Adult intussusception is uncommon, accounting for less than 5% of intestinal obstructions, half of which are associated neoplasms. Intestinal malrotation is usually an incidental finding with unrelated disease on image studies, laparotomy or even autopsy. The major complications of intestinal malrotation are intestinal obstruction secondary to midgut volvulus, internal hernia, or adhesion band. The association of the two entities, which is named Waugh's syndrome in infants, has rarely been reported in the literature. The association in adults is even rarer. We report an adult case with an unusual combination of malrotation and intussusception at exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3037-3039
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Intestinal malrotation
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intussusception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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