Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 69(3); 2010 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2010;69(3):196-200.
DOI:    Published online September 1, 2010.
A Case of Adult Intussusception Induced by Intestinal Tuberculosis.
Hye Sun Kang, Ji Young Kang, Hyeon Hui Kang, Hyun Jin Kim, Keun Joon Lim, Seung Kyoung Kim, Sang Haak Lee, Hwa Sik Moon, Jong Kyung Park
1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Intussusception primarily occurs in children and is uncommon in adults. Moreover, intussusception caused by intestinal tuberculosis is very rare. We report a case of intussusception induced by intestinal tuberculosis. A 53-year-old man presented to our hospital with complaints of cough and sputum for 2 weeks. We started anti-tuberculosis medication as the patient's sputum acid-fast staining was positive. After 4 days of treatment, the patient developed abdominal cramping pain. Imaging studies showed ileo-ileal type intussusception. The patient underwent segmental resection of the small bowel and intestinal tuberculosis was confirmed on histological examination. He recovered after surgery and was discharged on anti-tuberculosis medication.
Key Words: Intussusception, Adult, Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal

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