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Laparoscopic-assisted small bowel resection for treatment of adult small bowel intussusception: a case report



Laparoscopic-assisted small bowel resection for treatment of adult small bowel intussusception: a case report



Cases Journal 1(1): 432



Intussuception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults. Diagnosis is often difficult due to the variable and sometimes episodic nature of symptoms. Surgery is the recommended treatment option in adults if the diagnosis is proven. We present a case of a 33 year old Caucasian female admitted with a small bowel obstruction and no history of previous abdominal surgery. Patient did not improve with medical management consisting of bowel rest and nasogastric tube decompression. Surgery was consulted and patient was taken to the operating room for a laparoscopic-assisted small bowel resection for a small bowel intussusception caused by a submucosal fibroma. Our case highlights the feasibility and potential benefits of laparoscopy in assisting the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel obstructions.

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DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-432


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