Pancolonic intususception

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Known caecal carcinoma waiting for surgical excision. Developed severe abdominal pain with vomiting. Small bowel loop dilatation on radiographs, ? site of obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

The colon from ileo-caecal junction is intussuscepted through to the left iliac fossa (distal descending).  Lead point is not well seen but seems to be mucosal thickening, presumed to be the known caecal carcinoma. Note indrawn blood vessels continue to enhance thus the intussuscepted bowel is not definitely ischaemic at this time.

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Case information

rID: 48580
Case created: 15th Oct 2016
Last edited: 6th Feb 2017
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