Intestinal lymphangiectasia: a rare cause of intussusception in an adolescent.

Authors:
S Kumar
S Kumar
Mayo Clinic
United States

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2019 Feb 16;101(2):e43-e44. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry , Puducherry , India.

Intussusception in adolescents is usually idiopathic in nature. A 17-year-old woman with diffuse large B cell lymphoma presented with signs of intestinal obstruction after initiation of induction chemotherapy. On evaluation, the patient was diagnosed to have ileoileal intussusception with intestinal lymphangiectasia as the lead point. Intestinal lymphangiectasia as a rare cause for intussusception and its relationship with lymphoma is discussed in this case report.

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February 2019
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