Ileo ileal intussusception secondary to Meckel's diverticulum


Primary intussusception is only seen in newborn children. Adult type intussusception is usually secondary to an underlying pathology such as intestinal lymphoma, carcinoma, polyps, etc. It is very unusual to see intussusception in such age (17 years) with no definite underlying pathology. A hidden pathology, such as a small polyp or lipoma or mild form of intestinal lymphoma, that is hard to be identified within the distorted normal bowel appearance in case of intussusception, must be suspected.

In this case a non inflamed Meckel's diverticulum, which in this case is also very hard to be identified, the leading point to the intussusception.