Diffuse juvenile polyposis causing recurrent small bowel intussusception

Mathys Human, Yolisa Hawu, Nyaweleni Tshifularo*

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Intussusception is a common cause of infantile bowel obstruction. The majority of patients (75%) present before the age of 2 years and have no identifiable lead point. A pathological lead point (PLP) causes secondary intussusception, with an incidence of 4–20%. Recurrent intussusception is a well-described post-operative occurrence, with an incidence of 8%. The laparoscopic reduction is becoming an accepted safe modality in the management of intussusception. We present a case of recurrent intussusception post laparoscopic reduction of a jejunoileal intussusception. The operative findings were recurrent intussusception with a rare aetiology of jejunal polyps as pathological lead points.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101624
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Jejunal polyps
  • Laparoscopy in intussusception
  • Recurrent intussusception


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