Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 305--306

Idiopathic adult intussusception


Pankaj K Garg 
 Department of Surgery, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 095, India

Correspondence Address:
Pankaj K Garg
Department of Surgery, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 095
India




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Garg PK. Idiopathic adult intussusception.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:305-306


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Sir,

I read with great interest the image quiz "Unusal cause of crampy abdominal pain" by Yagnik. [1] In the answer published in July-September 2010 issue of Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. In the answer of second question, he mentioned that intussusception in adults is almost always due to pre-existing disease. I like to state here that 8-20% of cases of intussusceptions in adults are idiopathic. [2] In a recent retrospective review of 41 patients of adult intussusceptions by Wang et al., [3] four (9.1%) cases were idiopathic where etiologies could not be found by surgical exploration and/or pathology. These idiopathic intussusceptions in adults usually involve small intestine.

References

1Yagnik VD. Unusal cause of crampy abdominal pain. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:241-2.
2Marinis A, Yiallourou A, Samanides L, Dafnios N, Anastasopoulos G, Vassiliou I, et al. Intussusception of the bowel in adults: A review. World J Gastroenterol 2009;15:407-11.
3Wang N, Cui XY, Liu Y, Long J, Xu YH, Guo RX, et al. Adult intussusception: A retrospective review of 41 cases. World J Gastroenterol 2009;15:3303-8.