Ascending colon cancer causing intussusception

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad


Abdominal pain and chronic constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

Increased wall thickness due to tumoral infiltration is present at ascending colon causing short segment intussusception. Multiple lymphadenopathies are seen at pericolic and para aortocaval regions with SAD less than 20 mm. 

A few non enhanced simple cortical cysts are seen at both kidneys.

Diffuse but mild urinary bladder wall thickening is present. 

The prostate gland is enlarged. 

Case Discussion

Ascending colon mass; pathology proven adenocarcinoma causing intussusception

Gastrointestinal malignancy particularly colorectal carcinoma is the most common cause in adults intussusception accounting for 65% of cases.

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