ACUTE INTUSSUSCEPTION: SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT CANCER?
Abdelkrim Laalou, Anwar Rahali, Mbarek Yaka, Mohammed Elfahssi, Abderrahman Elhjouji, Aziz Zentar and Abdelmounaim Ait Ali
Acute intussusception is a pathology of young children. Its occurrence in adults is very unusual. In the majority of cases, it is secondary to a tumor which can be malignant or benign like lipoma. We report the case of a 52-year-old patient with acute intussusception due to ileal lipoma diagnosed by abdominal CT scan and confirmed by laparotomy. The patient underwent a resection-anastomosis of the invaginated loop with a safety margin which justifies the important role of surgery in the management of this type of lesions.
Keywords: Intussusception- lipoma -CT scan- surgery.
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