Ileocolic intussusception due to endometriosis

JSLS. Jan-Mar 2007;11(1):131-5.


Intussusception is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults. Clinical manifestations are not specific, making the preoperative diagnosis difficult to establish. We report a case of acute small-bowel obstruction due to ileocolic intussusception. An emergency explorative laparoscopy was performed and revealed a mass in the right colon proximal to the ileocecal valve. Conversion to open laparotomy allowed us to perform a right hemicolectomy. The pathologic examination of the resected sample revealed endometriosis of the terminal ileus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Endometriosis / complications*
  • Endometriosis / diagnosis
  • Endometriosis / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / complications*
  • Ileal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Ileal Diseases / surgery
  • Intussusception / etiology*
  • Intussusception / pathology
  • Intussusception / surgery