Published online Sep 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i35.12678
Revised: May 22, 2014
Accepted: June 14, 2014
Published online: September 21, 2014
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.