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TitleMcSwain type V appendix intussusception
Author(s)Sousa, Maria
Cotter, Jorge
Teixeira, Pedro Alexandre Leão Araújo Gonçalves
Issue date12-Dec-2017
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
JournalBMJ Case Reports
CitationSousa, M., Cotter, J., & Leão, P. (2017). McSwain type V appendix intussusception. BMJ case reports, 2017, bcr-2017
Abstract(s)[Excerpt] Intestinal intussusception consists of distal migration of a segment from the intestine to the adjacent intestinal lumen. Appendicular intussusception (AI) is a rare disease that constitutes a clinical challenge. The incidence of AI is estimated at 0.01%.1 It is five times more frequent in men.2 Despite imaging and endoscopic advances, diagnosis remains a difficult challenge. The presentation of AI varies from asymptomatic to chronic pain.3 This case reports a 33-year-old woman with past gastro-oesophageal surgery and complementary appendectomy, which was evaluated for the chronic pain in the right lower quadrant. Colonoscopy (figure 1A,B) revealed intussusception of appendix type V. A laparoscopic caecum resection was performed. The postoperative was uneventful. Histology revealed AI with lumen obliteration by foreign body (suture of previous intervention). [...]
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