Adult Intussusceptum - A Clinical Case

  • Pedro Carvalho CHTV - Centro Hospitalar de Torres Vedras
  • Rosário Roque CHTV - Centro Hospitalar de Torres Vedras
  • Lygia Lopes CHTV - Centro Hospitalar de Torres Vedras


The intussusception (intussusceptum) corresponds to the sliding of a portion of an intestinal segment into the lumen
of an intestinal segment immediately adjacent the peristaltic effect, leading to the clinical picture of mechanical
intestinal obstruction.It is a relatively common cause of intestinal obstruction in the first two years of life. In adults, it
is a rare condition and is associated in most cases with organ damage, usually neoplastic nature. It has a nonspecific
clinical picture.The classic triad of abdominal pain, palpable mass and rectal examination is present in less than 30%
of patients. Currently the best test is a complementary ultrasound exam. The treatment should involve surgical
resection of the involved segment avoiding reduction by other means than surgery. In the present papers, authors
present a case of colic intussusception ileoileo-by fibroid polyp.


Sep 22, 2010
Como citar
CARVALHO, Pedro; ROQUE, Rosário; LOPES, Lygia. Adult Intussusceptum - A Clinical Case. Revista Lusófona de Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde, [S.l.], n. 2, sep. 2010. ISSN 1646-3854. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 20 sep. 2019.
Ciências Biomédicas / Biomedical Sciences


intussusception, adult, organ damage, occlusion, surgical resection