Acute jejunogastric intussusception: report of five cases.

M. Y. Su*, J. M. Lien, C. S. Lee, D. Y. Lin, M. H. Tsai

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical manifestations and diagnosis of patients with acute jejunogastric intussusception. From May 1986 to June 1999, a total of 5 men (54-76 years old) were collected. Their initial presentations included epigastralgia (4), coffee-ground vomitus (3), frank hematemesis (1), and tarry stool (1). All patients had gastric surgeries 10-30 years previously. Radiograph of the abdomen showed a soft tissue density at the left upper quadrant in one patient. Panendoscopies were done in 4 patients. An obstructed efferent loop with a distended hyperemic small bowel protruding into the remnant of stomach was found in 3 cases, gangrenous change of the bowel wall in one of them. Stump cancer was diagnosed initially in the other patient. Barium study (3/5) showed efferent loop obstruction with "coil spring sing" and a central defect in the stomach. All 5 patients underwent segmental resection and end-to-end anastomosis between the 2nd to 6th hospital day. Operative findings were type II jejunogastric intussusception with retrograde invagination of a segment of efferent loop (30-100 cm in length) into the stomach. In conclusion, acute jejunogastric intussusception is an emergent condition. Early and accurate diagnosis is important. A high susception must be kept in mind in patients having a history of gastrojejunostomy with severe abdominal pain or upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 01 2001
Externally publishedYes


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