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1/737. intussusception following a baby walker injury.

    Serious abdominal injury as a result of a fall in a baby walker has not been previously reported. We present the case of a 13-month-old boy who developed intussusception following a fall down five stairs in a baby walker. Attempted hydrostatic reduction was unsuccessful. At operation, a bowel wall hematoma, serving as a lead point, was identified. This case adds another type of injury to the list of those previously associated with baby walker use. ( info)

2/737. The Rapunzel syndrome (trichobezoar) causing atypical intussusception in a child: a case report.

    The Rapunzel syndrome (trichobezoar) occurs when gastrointestinal obstruction is produced by a rare manifestation of a trichobezoar with a long tail that extends to or beyond the ileocecal valve. A case history of a 7-year-old girl is described. This is the eleventh patient with Rapunzel syndrome reported in the literature. The epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, complications, treatment, and literature are reviewed briefly. ( info)

3/737. Gastroduodenal intussusception secondary to a gastric carcinoma.

    A case of gastroduodenal intussusception secondary to transpyloric prolapse of a primary gastric carcinoma is reported. Both the condition itself and the leading tumor, gastric carcinoma, are extremely exceptional. A diagnosis of this rare entity was established pre-operatively by endoscopy that demonstrated spontaneous reduction of the intussusception. This may be the first documentation of spontaneous reduction of the gastroduodenal intussusception during endoscopy. ( info)

4/737. intussusception in infants: an emergency in diagnosis and treatment.

    intussusception is an important cause of intestinal obstruction and bowel necrosis in infants under 2 years. Most frequently the ileocaecal junction is involved. Various aetiologic factors, such as Meckel's diverticulum and lymphoid hyperplasia have been identified. Hydrostatic reduction of the intussusception should be attempted, but delay in diagnosis frequently leads to surgical intervention, because of failing reduction. We report a case of a 4-month-old boy whose ileocaecal junction was intussuscepted into the rectum, and therefore could be palpated by rectal examination. Unsuccessful hydrostatic reduction and bowel necrosis because of delay in diagnosis, made surgical intervention necessary. A terminal ileostomy was performed. A second case report considers a 10-month-old boy whose ileocaecal junction was intussuscepted into the colon sigmoideum. Because there was no delay in diagnosis, this intussusception could be reduced hydrostatically. The procedure however was difficult because of a dolichosigmoideum. Recent literature is also reviewed. ( info)

5/737. Asymptomatic intussusception of the appendix due to endometriosis.

    We present the case of a 29-year-old woman with an asymptomatic intussuscepted appendix found incidentally during surgical evaluation for a pelvic mass in a patient with endometriosis. This case represents the rare nature of this presentation and the need to fully evaluate the gastrointestinal tract in patients with endometriosis. ( info)

6/737. Heterotopic pancreas as lead point in intussusception: new variant of vitellointestinal tract malformation.

    Two cases of intussusception are reported with heterotopic pancreatic tissue attached to and draining into the ileum. The first patient, a boy aged 16 months, presented with ileoileal intussusception. The diagnosis was confirmed on ultrasound scan. laparotomy and resection were performed. A 12-mm nodule of heterotopic pancreatic tissue was identified in the ileal serosa at the apex of the intussusceptum, fully formed with acinar tissue, islets, and draining duct. The second patient, also a boy aged 16 months, presented with obstructed ileocolic intussusception in which the lead point at surgery resembled a Meckel's diverticulum. Histopathology revealed a similar 10-mm nodule of fully formed pancreatic tissue in the ileal serosal tissues, with some acinar tissue extending through the wall of the intestine alongside ductal structures. In both cases there was ectopic gastric mucosa either in the distal part of the draining duct or in the small intestine itself at the opening. Heterotopic pancreas is a rare cause of intussusception. We propose that this lesion is of vitellointestinal tract origin, conceptually similar to a Meckel's diverticulum but without a diverticulum as such. Heterotopic pancreatic tissue occurring alone is more common in the proximal small intestine, duodenum, and stomach than in the ileum, and it is often asymptomatic. ( info)

7/737. intussusception in the older child- suspect lymphosarcoma.

    Examination of the records of 378 children with intussusception at our institution revealed that 29 cases were caused by an identifiable intestinal lesion. A Meckel's diverticulum was the causative agent in 21 children, all of whom were under 2 yr of age. A previously undiagnosed ileal lymphosarcoma produced the intussusception in six other children, all between 6 1/2 and 9 yr of age. Our experience indicates that any child over 6 yr of age with the clinical findings of colicky abdominal pain, bloody stools, and a palpable mass plus the radiographic evidence of intussusception must be considered to have ileal lymphosarcoma until proven otherwise. Hydrostatic reduction of the intussusception must be accompanied by extensive small bowel reflux of barium in order to effectively rule out a small intestinal lesion. If this is not accomplished, surgery should be planned with the suspicion that a malignancy may be present. If this suspicion is confirmed by frozen section, the operation procedure should include wide surgical excision of the lesion along with the regional lymph nodes. ( info)

8/737. A new simple technique for performing intraoperative endoscopic resection of small-bowel polyps in patients with peutz-jeghers syndrome.

    We describe herein a simple method for performing intraoperative endoscopic resection of small-bowel polyps associated with peutz-jeghers syndrome, using a corrugated anesthetic tube. A 34-year-old man with peutz-jeghers syndrome underwent emergency surgery for an ileo-ileo-colic intussusception. A sterile corrugated anesthetic tube was inserted into the small-bowel, proximal to the affected lesion. The small bowel was then telescoped sequentially over the tube using a pleating technique. Consequently, a colonoscope inserted through the tube was easily able to reach the duodeno-jejunal junction, and ten small-bowel polyps were removed using a wire snare and electrocauterization. All resected specimens were washed out by the instillation of saline through a nasogastric tube, then collected on gauze placed near the outlet of the tube. Our technique has the following merits: it is feasible even in emergency surgery; it prevents contamination of the surgical field; and it facilitates the easy collection of polypectomized specimens. ( info)

9/737. intussusception in peutz-jeghers syndrome: sonographic findings.

    An intussusception can easily occur in patients with peutz-jeghers syndrome (PJS), and its early detection is crucial. We present a PJS patient in whom sonography (US) helped in detecting intussusception at a time when there was only a very vague symptom and provided successful conservative treatment. Close clinical and US follow-up of PJS patients should improve management of this condition. ( info)

10/737. Intragastric intussusception--a curiosity.

    A case of a 53-year-old man with an intragastric intussuscepted small bowel segment is presented. The patient had previously been operated on for recurrent bleeding gastric ulcers. A discussion is presented on the unusual aspects of the intussusception. ( info)
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