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2022 May

J Surg Case Rep



Covert gastroduodenal intussusception: a case report.


Al-Roubaie A, Withanage I
J Surg Case Rep. 2022 May; 2022(5):rjac232.
PMID: 35599996.


Gastroduodenal intussusception is extremely rare and usually symptomatic in adults. Authors here report a case of a 99-year-old female with a gastroduodenal intussusception with no obstructive signs and symptoms or an obvious leading point showed on imaging modality. The index case presented with a three-day history of upper abdominal pain radiated to the back and right shoulder. Examination was unremarkable except for mild tenderness in the epigastric and right hypochondrial areas. A diagnosis of a small gastroduodenal intussusception was made by abdominal CT scan. The patient and family refused gastroscopy. Therefore, a conservative approach was followed, and the patient was discharged home on analgesia after two days of admission in the surgical ward.