Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2000 Jun;20(6):477-480.

Colonic Intussusception in a Patient with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


A 26-year-old man with intermittent lower, abdominal, cramping pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea was found to have intussusception by computed tomography. Whole emergency laparotomy was performed, intus-susception reduced spontaneously. Postoperately, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) was diagnosed by colonoscopy and barium enema. Innumerous polyps were found in the entire colon and one of these was presumed to have caused sigmoid invagination. If is believed that FAP is quite a rare cause of colonic intus-susception. This case of a 26-year-old man with an intussusception of the colon due to FAP is herein reported. It is important that surgeons and internists are aware of this rare cause of intussusception due to FAP because of the therapeutic implications.


Familial adenomatous polyposis; Intussusception
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