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"Scoping-around" a sigmoidorectal intussusception: a pitfall of flexible sigmoidoscopy.
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PMID:  21686998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 66-year-old woman presented with 3-month history of progressive constipation and occasional bright red per-rectal bleeding. An urgent flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) showed an abnormal lesion within the anal canal and biopsy showed tubulovillous adenoma with low-grade dysplasia. She mentioned "no" response to a preparatory enema given before FS. The patient presented 4 days after FS with absolute constipation and passing a "jelly-like" substance since the procedure. A large soft tissue lump with "currant jelly" mucus discharge was noted on per-rectal examination. An abdominal x ray was suggestive of distal large bowel obstruction and a water-soluble contrast enema suggested sigmoidorectal intussusception. The intussusception was irreducible with rigid sigmoidocopy and therefore the patient underwent sigmoid resection and Hartmann's procedure, which showed a distal sigmoid polyp as a lead point for the intussusception. Retrospectively looking into the case, the intussusception was present during FS, but was scoped-around and therefore lesion was considered to be in the anal canal.
Abdul Hakeem; Krishnamurthy Badrinath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL, UK.
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