Intussusception of the small intestine – a rare cause of gastrointestinal obstruction in adults – case report

Marzena Lenda-Petrykowska, Szymon Kosiłowicz


Intestinal intussusception is most common in children. In adults, it is a relatively rare disorder. It usually occurs with a noticeable triggering factor: a lead point (LP). The following is the case of a 36-year-old man admitted to the Department of General Surgery SPWSZ in Szczecin-Zdunowo due to pain in the abdomen caused by intussusception of the small intestine.


intussusception; forehead of intussusceptum; lead point; acute abdomen syndrome; obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.

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