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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.