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Journal of Case Reports
Large-B-Cell Lymphoma causing Intussusception in a Young Male: A Challenge for a General Hospital.
D. Cussa1, S. Mantova1,  A. Fornari2, S. Reddavid1, M. Degiuli1
1Department of Surgical Oncology and Digestive Surgery, 2Department of Pathology; University of Turin, A.O.U. San Luigi Gonzaga Orbassano (Turin), Italy.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Davide Cussa
Email id: davide.cussa@hotmail.it
Received: 17-JUL-2019 Accepted: 05-SEP-2019 Published Online: 15-SEP-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0050
Background: Intussusception is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults. Even if intussusception in children is almost always a benign condition due to a congenital laxity of mesentery; in young adults this condition can be often a consequence of a malignancy like an appendiceal neuroendocrine tumor or lymphoma. Case Report: We present a case of bowel intussusception in a 16 years old male admitted to our Emergency Department for recurrent abdominal pain, who underwent a right hemicolectomy after CT scan and colonoscopy. Pathological examination showed a large B-cell lymphoma of the appendiceal foramen leading to a colo-colonic intussusception with bowel obstruction. Conclusion: Intussusception in young adults must be investigated further as it may be symptom of a malignancy.
Keywords : Abdominal Pain, Colectormy, Intestinal Obstruction, Intussusception, Lymphoma.
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