Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Ergin Arslan1, Kasım Çağlayan1, Mesut Sipahi1, Oktay Banlı1, Fatma Gündoğdu2, Sevinç Şahin3

1Department of General Surgery, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey

Keywords: Adults, intussusception, diagnosis, treatment


Intussusception in adults is considered an unusual condition accounting for 5% of all cases of intussusceptions and almost 1%–5% of all cases of bowel obstruction. We present two cases of patients with a complaint of abdominal discomfort and concomitant vomiting who are 43 and 44 years old. Ileocecal intussusception was diagnosed by computed tomography. One patient underwent open whereas the other underwent laparoscopic right hemicolectomy and ileotransversostomy. A histopathological study revealed lipoma in the first case and adenocarcinoma in the second. We described the diagnosis and treatment of intestinal intussusception in adults.

Cite this paper as: Arslan E, Çağlayan K, Sipahi M, Banlı O, Gündoğdu F, Şahin S. Intussusception of the bowel in adults: two different cases. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 217-219.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - E.A.; Design - E.A., K.Ç.; Supervision - K.Ç., M.S., O.B.; Data Collection and/or Processing - E.A., F.G., S.Ş.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - E.A., K.Ç.; Literature Review - E.A., F.G., S.Ş.; Writer - E.A., K.Ç.; Critical Review - K.Ç., O.B.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.