Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2005 Apr;30(4):226-229.

A Case of Adult Idiopathic Ileocecal Intussusception Reduced by Colonoscopy

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Daedong Hospital, Busan, Korea. mini506@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Radiology, Daedong Hospital, Busan, Korea.


Intussusception frequently occurs in children as the main causes of intestinal obstruction in childhood but relatively rare in adult. A 65-year-old male visited our hospital because of abrupt onset right lower quadrant pain with tenderness for three days. He had a previous history of appendectomy and alcoholic liver cirrhosis. On physical exam, bowel sound was decreased. Abdomen ultrasonography showed a kidney like mass and abdominal computed tomography revealed the typical target lesion in the ileocecal area. Colonoscopy was performed which failed to find any lesion leading to intussusception. After the colonoscopy, the abdminal pain had disappeared, and we would not find any intussusception sign by abdominal ultrasonography. Colonocopy was done two weeks later. No pathologic lesion was found, then. We report a case of adult idiopathic ileocecal intussusception reduced by colonoscopy.


Adult idiopathic intussusception; Colonoscopic reduction
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