Ascaris as a leading point for small-bowel intussusception in an adult: a rare cause of intussusception


KARATEPE O., Tukenmez M. , Hunerli K., Citlak G., Salmaslioglu A. , BATTAL M., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.26, no.3, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.05.022
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Abstract

Adult intussusception represents 1% of patients with bowel obstructions and requires a surgical approach. Malignancy is associated with 31% of small bowel intussusception and 70% of large bowel intussusception. Intestinal intussusception caused by ascaris, however, is very uncommon. This report describes our experience of this rare cause of intussusception and its clinical findings.