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Ileocolorectal Intussusception due to Caecal Hamartoma

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Although 75% of intussusceptions occur within the first two years of life, they can also develop in teenage years. This is a case report of a 13-year old boy with an ileocolorectal intussusception from a large caecal hamartoma (10 x 6 x 2 cm3) adjacent to the ileocaecal valve. Partial resection of the ascending colon and terminal ileum was performed, and the pathology of the resected mass revealed a hamartoma. Ileocolorectal intussusception secondary to hamartoma represents a particularly rare event in the paediatric population. With early surgical intervention, this patient’s outcome was uneventful.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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