Abstract AIM: The intestinal intussusception in the adult represent 1% of all occlusions. Organic causes are detectable in 90% of cases. Aim of this study is to discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic iter of adult intestinal intussusception with particular emphasis on role of laparoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively considered 10 cases of intussusception between January 2000 and January 2013, demographic and clinical issue, location of invagination, the type of surgical treatment, the post-operative morbidity and mortality and histological nature of occlusion cause. RESULTS: Ten (F: M 1.5:1) patients were admitted in emergency with bowel obstruction, the median age was 50 years (r.18-91). All required surgical treatment. Three patients (30%) underwent a totally laparoscopic procedure, four patients (40%) laparoscopic exploration followed by laparotomy, three patients (30%) open surgery directly. The invagination was ileo-ileal (50%), ileo-colonic (40%) and colo-colonic (10%). Nine out of ten underwent to surgical resection. The malignancy was the most frequent cause. DISCUSSION: In case of colonic intussusception should not be performed any reduction because the frequent association with neoplastic disease. The laparoscopy can be safe and effective to allow, in entero-enteric and entero-colic intussusception, the definitive treatment of the occlusion. In the case of colo-colonic intussusception laparoscopy is a valuable diagnostic aid and can facilitate the later processing. CONCLUSION: The intestinal invaginations diagnosis can often be difficult. Laparoscopy is safe and effective in the diagnosis and treatment of adult intussusception.
|Autori:||Tartaglia, Dario; Bertolucci, A; Palmeri, M; Kauffmann, Ef; Napoli, N; Galatioto, C; Lippolis, Pv; Zocco, Giuseppe; Seccia, Massimo|
|Titolo:||The role of laparoscopy in adult bowel obstruction caused by intussusception.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|