Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

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


Enver Kunduz1 , Fatma Ümit Malya1, Elnur Mehdi2, Mustafa Hasbahçeci1

1Department of General Surgery, Bezmialem Vakif University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Bezmialem Vakif University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey


Adult intussusception is a rare clinical condition. In majority of adult cases, there is an underlying cause such as polyps or colon cancers. In the present study, a 29-year-old woman with intermittent and colicky abdominal pain, constipation, and painful defecation, accompanied with distention and sense of rectal fullness, was evaluated with computed tomography. Ileo-colo-colic intussusception was determined. Subtotal colectomy with posterior rectopexy was performed. After the surgery, she was doing well at 13-month follow-up.

Keywords: Obstructive defecation, intussusception, subtotal colectomy

Cite this paper as: Kunduz E, Ümit Malya F, Mehdi E, Hasbahçeci M. A rare cause of obstructive defecation in a 29-year-old woman: Ileo-colo-colonic Intussusception treated by subtotal colectomy with posterior rectopexy. Turk J Surg 2018; 34(4): 334-336.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - E.K.; Design - E.K., M.H.; Supervision - E.K., M.H.; Resource - E.K. E.M.; Materials - E.K., E.M.; Data Collection and/or Processing - M.H., E.M.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - M.H., F.U.M., E.M.; Literature Search - E.K., F.U.M.; Writing Manuscript - E.K.; Critical Reviews - M.H., F.U.M.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

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