Adult intussusception caused by Peutz–Jeghers hamartoma—an unusual presentation

General Surgery
10.1102/1470-5206.2003.0003
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Adult intussusception caused by Peutz–Jeghers hamartoma—an unusual presentation

A young woman presented with severe acute abdominal pain, superimposed on a past history of similar attacks. Ultrasonography revealed a small bowel intussusception. This was confirmed on laparotomy, and the lead lesion, an ileal polyp, was excised. Histology showed this to be a Peutz-Jeghers hamartoma. The possibility of intussusception should be kept in mind in adults presenting with acute abdominal pain. Ultrasonography can provide rapid and accurate corroboration.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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