Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2009 Aug;39(2):111-114.

Colonic Intussusception as a Complication after Colonoscopic Polypectomy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dkree@snubh.org

Abstract

Intussusception in adults is not common unlike in pediatrics. It also differs from the pediatric intussusception in its origins, symptoms, and treatment. Since more than half of intussusception cases come from malignancy, laparotomy is considered to be the treatment of choice in most cases. This report deals with a patient who visited our hospital complaining of abdominal pain after colonoscopic polypectomy. The patient was diagnosed with colonic intussusception. After a conservative treatment regimen including antibiotics and fluid therapy, the intussusception was spontaneously reduced.

Keyword

Colonoscopy; Polyppectomy; Intussusception

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Adult
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Colon
Colonoscopy
Fluid Therapy
Humans
Intussusception
Laparotomy
Pediatrics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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