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Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 74–78 | Cite as

Adult intussusception of the descending colon due to inflammatory myofibroblastic proliferation

  • Ayako Sekine
  • Noriko Takahashi
  • Tsuneo Watanabe
  • Yosuke OsawaEmail author
  • Takahide Ikeda
  • Ichiro Mori
  • Kazuo Kajita
  • Hiroyuki Morita
  • Yoshinobu Hirose
  • Mitsuru Seishima
  • Tatsuo Ishizuka
Case Report
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Abstract

We present a case of an asymptomatic 70-year-old man with intussusception of the descending colon due to inflammatory myofibroblastic proliferation. Abdominal ultrasound examination showed a hypoechoic mass, 32 × 19 mm in size, accompanied by intussusception in the descending colon, and power Doppler sonography detected blood flow signals in the mass. Computed tomography revealed a hypervascular lesion, which was confirmed by barium enema and colonoscopy. The surgically excised mass was histologically diagnosed as inflammatory myofibroblastic proliferation. Although intussusception due to inflammatory myofibroblastic proliferation is rare, it should be considered in cases of adult colonic intussusception.

Keywords

Intussusception Inflammatory myofibroblastic proliferation Abdominal ultrasound 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayako Sekine
    • 1
  • Noriko Takahashi
    • 3
  • Tsuneo Watanabe
    • 1
  • Yosuke Osawa
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Takahide Ikeda
    • 3
  • Ichiro Mori
    • 3
  • Kazuo Kajita
    • 3
  • Hiroyuki Morita
    • 3
  • Yoshinobu Hirose
    • 2
  • Mitsuru Seishima
    • 1
    • 4
  • Tatsuo Ishizuka
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Clinical LaboratoryGifu University HospitalGifuJapan
  2. 2.Division of Clinical PathologyGifu University HospitalGifuJapan
  3. 3.Department of General Internal MedicineGifu University Graduate School of MedicineGifuJapan
  4. 4.Department of Informative Clinical MedicineGifu University Graduate School of MedicineGifuJapan

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