A rare case of intussusception associated with metastasize small cell carcinoma of lung

Razman Jarmin*, Azlanuddin Azman, Razrim Rahim, Nik Ritza Kosai, Srijit Das

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Abstract

Intussusception is common cause of bowel obstruction in the paediatric age group compared to the elderly population. Many times, The diagnosis may be difficult because of asymptomatic nature of this bowel disorder. We hereby describe the case of a 75-year-old male who presented with lethargy, weakness, loss of movement in the joints and was found to be anemic. The haemoglobin level was low so he was transfused with packed cells. On gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, upper GI bleed was observed. A mass was observed beyond ampulla at the 2nd and 3rd part of the duodenal junction. Computerized tomography (CT) scan also showed a mass at the head of pancreas and the lesion at the left lung. In view of persistent bleed, 'Whipple's procedure' was performed. Histopathological examination showed small cell carcinoma of the lungs with metastasis to the pancreas and the jejunum. We here discuss the case of intussusception with intestinal metastasis which presented with gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalActa Medica Iranica
Volume50
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intestinal metastasis
  • Intussusception
  • Small cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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