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Idiopathic jejunojejunal intussusception at three sites in a 5 Year-old child (Abstract)

Patoulias Ioannis, Prodromou Katerina, Feidantsis Thomas, Koutsoumis Georgios, Kallergis Konstantinos

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1st Pediatric Surgery Department, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Abstract

Intussusception is the invagination of the intestine into its lumen. Jejunojejunal intussusception is one of the rarest forms of intussusception in childhood, as it occurs in less than 1% of all cases. It usually concerns children older than the age of three and it is often secondary. In this study, we present the case of a 5 year-old boy with an idiopathic jejunojejunal intussusception at 3 sites. Reviewing literature, the rarity of this type of intussusception emerged, as to our knowledge no similar case has been reported.

Keywords: jejunojejunal intussusception, child, idiopathic, secondary

 

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