Case Report

Intermittent intestinal obstruction due to chronic colo-colic intussusception

W. C.G. Peh, W. Cheng
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 2, No 2 | a1583 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v2i2.1583 | © 2018 W. C.G. Peh, W. Cheng | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 August 2018 | Published: 30 June 1997

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W. C.G. Peh, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong; and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
W. Cheng, Paediatric Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong; and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

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Abstract

A two year old boy presented with a two month history of intermittent bloody diarrhoea, and associated intermittent colicky abdominal pain and weight loss. A small mass was palpable over the left abdomen. Abdominal radiograph showed colonic obstruction and barium enema revealed colo-colic intussusception. At laparotomy, the intussusception had reduced spontaneously and was found to be caused by a benign juvenile polyp. The clinical and imaging features, and management of the chronic form of intussusception are discussed.

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