Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 14, 2015; 21(2): 704-710
Published online Jan 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i2.704
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the colon causing intussusception: A case report and literature review
Yong Huang, Le-Ping Li, Jing Wang, Zeng-Jun Lun, Wei Li, Zhen Yang
Yong Huang, Le-Ping Li, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan 250021, Shandong Province, China
Yong Huang, Jing Wang, Zeng-Jun Lun, Wei Li, Zhen Yang, Department of General Surgery, Zao Zhuang Municipal Hospital, Zaozhuang 277101, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Huang Y and Li LP designed, organized and wrote the report; Huang Y, Wang J, Lun ZJ and Li W were the attending doctors for the patient; Yang Z performed the pathological examinations.
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Correspondence to: Le-Ping Li, MD, Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, No. 324, Jingwu Weiqi Road, Jinan 250021, Shandong Province, China.
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Received: April 23, 2014
Peer-review started: April 24, 2014
First decision: May 29, 2014
Revised: June 18, 2014
Accepted: July 30, 2014
Article in press: July 30, 2014
Published online: January 14, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare space-occupying lesion of unknown etiology that can mimic malignancy on clinic-radiological and pathological examination. We describe a rare case of ileocecal intussusception from clinically suspected malignancy of the right colon where the patient underwent right hemicolectomy. Histopathology of the resected specimen confirmed IPT of the colon. This patient was observed to have abnormally elevated total leukocyte count and platelets before and after surgery. We consider hemicolectomy as a safe treatment approach for colonic IPT and review the existing literature.