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

Christopher Gelabert, Jose Torradas, Mathew Nelson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301.e1-1301.e2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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