Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 18–20 | Cite as

A Rare Cause of Jejunojejunal Intussusception in an Adult

  • John J. S. MartisEmail author
  • K. V. Rajeshwara
  • Kalpana S. Murulya
  • B. K. Raghavendra
  • Kavitha Mary Alex
Case Report


Jejunojejunal intussusceptions are not common in adults and unlike in children, a lead point is usually found. The clinical presentation in adults tends to be more chronic or intermittent and include abdominal pain, obstructive symptoms, gastrointestinal bleeding or palpable mass. These unspecific symptoms often lead to a late diagnosis. The clinical picture is subtle and diagnosis is therefore elusive. We report a case of jejunojejunal intussusception secondary to gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a 50 year old female.


Adult intussusception Jejunal GIST 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. S. Martis
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. V. Rajeshwara
    • 1
  • Kalpana S. Murulya
    • 1
  • B. K. Raghavendra
    • 1
  • Kavitha Mary Alex
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryFr. Muller Medical College HospitalMangaloreIndia

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