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Title: Rare presentation of ileocolic intussusception secondary to mantle cell lymphoma.
Austin Authors: Aukhojee, Veeresh;Gilong, Creski M;Seewoogoolam, Gayatri;Strauss, Paul N
Affiliation: General Surgery, Central Gippsland Health Service, Sale, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2019 2019-08-15
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2019; 12(8): e229425
Abstract: Mantle cell lymphoma is a type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and accounts for 3%-6% of all adult NHL.1 2 Bowel intussusception secondary to lymphoma is rare in adults, accounting for only 4% of all cases.3The authors present the case of a 53-year-old man, recently diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, who presented with sudden onset right-sided abdominal pain and was found to have ileocolic intussusception up to the hepatic flexure on abdominal CT. He underwent an emergency right hemicolectomy and intraoperatively, the terminal ileum could be seen telescoping into the caecum, up to the hepatic flexure. Although intussusception is uncommon in the adult population, an underlying bowel pathology should always be considered and prompt imaging should be organised to confirm the diagnosis and allow initiation of management in a timely manner.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-229425
PubMed URL: 31420425
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: gastrointestinal surgery
malignant and benign haematology
small intestine cancer
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