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Ann Coloproctol > Volume 24(3); 2008 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology 2008;24(3):223-227.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3393/jksc.2008.24.3.223   
Appendiceal Intussusception Resected by Laparoscopy.
Park, Jin Young
1Department of Colorectal Surgery, Sun Lin Hospital, Handong University, Pohang, Korea.
2Department of Medicine, Graduate School Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
Abstract
The appendix has been reported to be a very rare leading point in intussusception with an incidence of 0.01% in surgical and postmortem specimens. In many cases it was developed by secondary conditions, such as polyps, carcinomas, or mucoceles. Some other cases had none of the initiating causes. Therefore, making an accurate diagnosis is important in providing the optimal treatment for the patient. Here, the author presents an appendiceal intussusception case of a 37-year-old male patient whose vermiform appendix had none of the initiating causes. The preoperative diagnosis was an appendiceal mucocele, but an appendiceal intussusception was detected after the operation. The patient was managed with a laparoscopic partial cecectomy and has been followed up.
Key Words: Appendiceal intussusception; Appendiceal invagination


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