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Int Surg J. 2016; 3(4): 2355-2357


A rare case of small bowel adenocarcinoma presenting as multiple intussusceptions: an unexpected diagnosis of intestinal obstruction

Mayank Gupta, Atanu Kumar Pal, Ramanuj Mukherjee.

Abstract
The authors talk about a rare case of small bowel adenocarcinoma causing intussusception in a 45-years-old Indian man who had presented with features of intestinal obstruction. Small intestinal malignancies are rare and those presenting as multiple intussusceptions are exceptional. It is rarely diagnosed pre-operatively. It poses a great diagnostic challenge. Hence, often it presents as a surprise intra-operative diagnosis. Exploratory laparotomy represents the diagnostic and definitive therapeutic procedure.

Key words: Exploratory laparotomy, Intussusception, Intestinal obstruction, Small bowel adenocarcinoma, Segmental resection and anastomosis


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