Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 21, 2014; 20(35): 12678-12681
Published online Sep 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i35.12678
Intussusception due to rectal adenocarcinoma in a young adult: A case report
Ryo Inada, Takeshi Nagasaka, Toshiaki Toshima, Yoshiko Mori, Yoshitaka Kondo, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Ryo Inada, Takeshi Nagasaka, Toshiaki Toshima, Yoshiko Mori, Yoshitaka Kondo, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Author contributions: Inada R wrote this report; Nagasaka T and Mori Y analyzed microsatellite status; Toshima T, Kondo Y and Kishimoto H collected the patient’s clinical data; Nagasaka T and Fujiwara T edited this report.
Correspondence to: Takeshi Nagasaka, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan. takeshin@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp
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Received: April 9, 2014
Revised: May 22, 2014
Accepted: June 14, 2014
Published online: September 21, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Intussusception is uncommon in adults compared with children, and colonic tumors have sometimes been reported as causes of adult intussusception. On the other hand, there have been only a few reports of intussusception due to rectal adenocarcinoma in the English literature. In this report, an extremely rare case of sporadic rectal adenocarcinoma causing intussusception in a young man who underwent curative resection and has survived is described.