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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 22(4); 2011 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2011;22(4): 362-366.
Retrograde Jejunojejunal Intussusception Presenting as Hematemesis
Dong Baek Kang, Seok Youn Lee, Jung Taek Oh, Won Cheol Park, Jeong Kyun Lee, Geom Seog Seo, Suck Chei Choi
1Digestive Disease Institute and Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. rjk@wonkwang.ac.kr
2Department of Surgery and Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Retrograde jejunal intussusception is a rare complication following gastric surgery. Unless this complication is suspected, diagnosis is very difficult. Early diagnosis is very important in preventing avoidable morbidity and mortality. Awareness of this rare complication would help in early diagnosis and appropriate management. We present a case of an 84-year-old woman who visited the emergency department with hematemesis. Endoscopy and a computed tomography scan revealed a retrograde jejunojejunal intussusception, which was treated by surgical manual reduction.
Key words: Intussusception, Retrograde, Hematemesis, Endoscopy
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