Published online Jan 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i2.688
Peer-review started: June 5, 2014
First decision: July 9, 2014
Revised: September 4, 2014
Accepted: September 30, 2014
Article in press: September 30, 2014
Published online: January 14, 2015
Core tip: Gastrointestinal complications are common in patients with acute leukemia, but intussusception is rarely reported in adult leukemia patients. Previous reports have mainly been in children with leukemia. We report a case of intussusception in an adult after chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A 29-year-old woman with AML presented with fever, vomiting and right lower quadrant pain. Abdominal computed tomography showed features of intussusception. Resection of the involved bowel was performed and the patient recovered from the operation. A high index of clinical suspicion is important for early diagnosis.