Title

Ileocolic intussusception secondary to gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a 61-year-old

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Am J Emerg Med

Abstract

Intussusception is a common emergency in patients age of 3 months to 5 years. In adults, the diagnosis is infrequent but must be considered in the clinical setting of abdominal pain and vomiting. We present a case of a 61-year-old woman presenting with epigastric abdominal pain and vomiting, diagnosed with intussusception secondary to gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Serial bedside ultrasound examinations uncovered the diagnosis of intussusception, confirmed by computed tomographic scan during a paroxysm of pain. Intussusception has a much higher predilection for neoplasms in adults, with a high morbidity and mortality, so early recognition is critical in improving patient outcomes.

Volume Number

32

Issue Number

10

Pages

2

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/05/06

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Emergency Medicine

PMID

24792936

DOI

10.1016/j.ajem.2014.03.037