Case Report

A rare cause of coffee-ground vomiting: Retrograde jejunogastric intussusception

Kiran Gangadhar
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 2 | a312 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v16i2.312 | © 2012 Kiran Gangadhar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 12 June 2012

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Kiran Gangadhar, IMS, BHU, India


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Abstract

Retrograde jejunogastric intussusception is a well-recognised, rare, but potentially fatal long-term complication of gastrojejunostomy or Billroth II reconstruction. Only about 200 cases have been reported in the literature to date. Diagnosis of this condition is difficult in most cases. To avoid mortality, earlydiagnosis and prompt surgical intervention is mandatory. Since gastrojejunostomies with vagotomy are on a declining trend, it is extremely rare to come across such a complication. We report on such a patient who presented with haematemesis.

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Retrograde Jejunogastric Intussusception;Billroth II gastrectomy;complication

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