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Intussusception in pregnancy--a rarely considered diagnosis.
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PMID:  20695148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intussusception in pregnancy is rare and making a preoperative diagnosis is extremely difficult. The objective of this paper is to report a case of intussusception in a pregnant woman and to review the literature on the subject with a view to highlighting the peculiarities of this condition. The case file of a 26 year old Gravida 3, Para(0+2) lady who had appendectomy 5 years earlier and now presented at 33 weeks of gestation with features of intestinal obstruction was evaluated. Ultrasound scan showed dilated bowel loops suggestive of intestinal obstruction. At operation, an ileo-ileal intussusception was found without a lead point. Histology of the resected bowel segment showed haemorrhagic infarction without evidence of malignancy. Even though bands and adhesions are the commonest causes of intestinal obstruction in a patient that has had a previous abdominal surgery, possibility of other aetiological factors should always be considered.
O C Osime; J Onakewhor; O O Irowa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Ileal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*
Intussusception / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  surgery
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Treatment Outcome

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