Intussusception in the adult

  • Reuben Finkelstein


  1. 1.

    The literature on intussusception in the adult is reviewed.

  2. 2.

    It is shown that intussusception does not occur frequently in the adult and when it does occur it is usually chronic.

  3. 3.

    Intussusception usually follows Hunter’s Law, “The upper segment invaginates into the lower segment,” nevertheless a number of retrograde intussusceptions have been reported.

  4. 4.

    The probable causes and mechanics of intussusception are discussed.

  5. 5.

    A case of chronic intussusception in a male 35 years of age is fully reported including the clinical investigation, the surgical procedure and the pathological report.



Intussusception Transverse Colon Ileocecal Valve Lower Segment Loose Bowel Movement 
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