Chronic intussusception is the prolapse of a portion of bowel into the lumen of an adjacent segment of the bowel usually lasting 14 days or more. We report on a 65-year-old man who presented with a fifteen month history of generalized cramping lower abdominal pain without any change in bowel habits. Plain abdominal x-ray, ultrasonography and CT were performed. Laparotomy revealed an ileo-ileal intusussception; there was no cause identified and the intussusception was easily reproducible peroperatively. The intussusception was reduced and the small intestine was plicated.
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Dharmapala, A.D., Samarasekara, K. & Ileperuma, S.K., (2018). A rare case of adult chronic intussusceptions. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 27(1), pp.78–81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v27i1.84