Small Bowel Intussusception with Idiopatic Volvulus in Adolescents – A Rare Case Report

  • Sathish Rajkumar Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Harish Kumar Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Sharath Rajkumar Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Rajkumar Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Bowel, Intussusception, Volvulus

Abstract

Intussusception is a rare form of bowel obstruction in adults which are defined as telescoping of the proximal segment of the gastrointestinal tract into the lumen of the adjacent distal segment. Intussusception can be divided in four groups such as tumor related, post-operative, miscellaneous (Meckel’s diverticulum and celiac disease), and idiopathic. Although the mechanism that leads to an intussusceptions is still unknown, any lesion or irritation of bowel wall or lumen that desynchronizes the peristaltic waves, could provide the mechanical base for invagination of one part of the intestine into another.

Author Biographies

Sathish Rajkumar, Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of General Surgery 

Harish Kumar, Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of General Surgery

Sharath Rajkumar, Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of General Surgery

M Rajkumar, Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of General Surgery

Published
2020-10-30
Section
Articles