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Minerva Chirurgica 2006 June;61(3):257-9

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Small bowel intussusception: what is the role of laparoscopy?

Catani M. 1, Romagnoli F. 2, De Milito R. 1, Ricciardulli T. 2, Clementi I. 2, Simonelli L. 2, Petroni R. 1, LucIani G. 1, Modini C. 1

1 Emergency Department Umberto I University Hospital La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy 2 Postgraduate Course in General Surgery La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


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Small bowel intussusception in adults is a rare surgical disease which almost always occurs as a complication of either benign or malignant lesion of the bowel that is working as a leading point. In adults, the surgical approach consists of the resection of the bowel involved to ensure the excision of the lesion below. The authors report a case of ileocecal intussusception occurred in a young woman, 35 years old, observed for abdominal pain and signs of small bowel occlusion. She underwent surgical resection of the ileocecal segment with laparoscopic approach. The authors discuss the feasibility of the laparoscopic approach in this rare surgical disease and its benefits in terms of patient’s postoperative comfort and outcome.

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