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Small bowel intussusception in an adult, a rare surgical emergency. Case report and literature review

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Héctor Daniel Montes Lainez ,
Héctor Daniel Montes Lainez

Hospital Civil de Guadalajara. México

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Cristhian Xavier Chica Lozada ,
Cristhian Xavier Chica Lozada

Centro de Especialidades Médicas. Ecuador

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Ruth Alexandra Díaz Vega ,
Ruth Alexandra Díaz Vega

SOLCA. Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Luis Eduardo Naranjo Tipan ,
Luis Eduardo Naranjo Tipan

Hospital Pablo Arturo Suarez. Ecuador

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Kely Elvira Arias Quevedo ,
Kely Elvira Arias Quevedo

Instituto de Gastroenterologia do Rio de Janeiro, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Saúde – Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil

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Ginger Maite González Yépez ,
Ginger Maite González Yépez

Centro de salud Molleturo Ministerio de Salud Pública. Ecuador

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Francisco Adrian Calderón Moreano ,
Francisco Adrian Calderón Moreano

Ministerio de Salud Pública. Ecuador

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Gabriela Mercedes Ramírez Moya ,
Gabriela Mercedes Ramírez Moya

Centro de salud Chillanes. Bolívar, Ecuador

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Virginia Andrea González Palacios ,

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Manuel Andrés Quinteros Morán ,
Manuel Andrés Quinteros Morán

Universidad Estatal de Guayaquil. Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Stephanie Susana Alberca Bonilla ,
Stephanie Susana Alberca Bonilla

ISAC Instituto de Salud Cardiovascular Dr Carlos Soledispa. Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Jean Carlos Cabrera Espinoza ,
Jean Carlos Cabrera Espinoza

Médico General. Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Pamela Elizabeth Vega Chanalata ,
Pamela Elizabeth Vega Chanalata

Medico General, Maestrante Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud. Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Abstract

Intussusception or intussusception in the adult corresponds to a rare etiology of intestinal obstruction representing only 0.08% of abdominal surgeries in the world, unlike its presentation in childhood most of these have an underlying organic cause. We present the case of a 55-year-old middle-aged woman with no underlying pathology who presented with repetitive symptoms of intestinal pseudo-occlusion. With the help of imaging studies, the site of obstruction was visualized and she underwent exploratory laparotomy where small bowel invagination was evidenced due to a tumorous process, resection and anastomosis were performed with a rapid recovery and then small bowel adenocarcinoma was confirmed. In conclusion, we must take into account that this rare pathology could occur in patients with signs of occlusion not so clear in order to offer an effective and timely surgical treatment.

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Montes Lainez HD, Chica Lozada CX, Díaz Vega RA, Naranjo Tipan LE, Arias Quevedo KE, González Yépez GM, Calderón Moreano FA, Ramírez Moya GM, González Palacios VA, Quinteros Morán MA, Alberca Bonilla SS, Cabrera Espinoza JC, Vega Chanalata PE. Small bowel intussusception in an adult, a rare surgical emergency. Case report and literature review. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 14 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];3:540. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/540

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