Ileocecal intussusception (adult)

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Abdominal pain with elevated WBC count.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Ultrasound shows a donut sign at the right iliac fossa, highly suggestive of ileocecal invagination. A CT-scan is recommended for further evaluation.

CT-scan confirms extensive ileocecal intussusception extending up to the transverse colon. The is a small nodular image near the distal invaginated small bowel, which could suggest a cecal adenocarcinoma, and which would explain the intussusception in a patient this age. There is pelvic and susmesocolic free fluid, and free fluid within the invaginated bowels.

Case Discussion

The diagnosis of ileocecal intussusception secondary to a cecal adenocarcinoma was further confirmed per-operatively and histologically.

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Case information

rID: 19235
Published: 19th Aug 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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