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Case Report A Case of Small Bowel Intussusception Caused by Jejunal Hamartoma Confused as Hepatitis A in an Adult.
Joon Hur, Gu Min Cho, Young Ook Eum, Ji Young Park, Mi Sung Kim, Byung Seong Ko, Hyang Mi Shin, Seung Myoung Son
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2012;29(2):110-112
Published online: December 31, 2012
1Department of Internal Medicine, Cheong Ju St. Mary Hospital, Cheong Ju, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Cheong Ju St. Mary Hospital, Cheong Ju, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheong Ju, Korea.
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Intussusception in adult is a rare disease and laparotomy is usually considered because of the probability of malignancy. Especially with obstruction symptom or sign, it might be needed emergency operation. This case was a simultaneous development of small bowel intussusception and acute hepatitis A. The patient had abdominal pain and vomiting. Intitial laboratory examination with elevated aminotransferase revealed that the diagnosis was acute hepatitis. As managing acute hepatitis, the abdominal pain was not improved and the patient had tenderness on periumbilical area on physical examination. A jejunal intussusception with a lead point was proved on the abdominal computed tomography scan. Fortunately, symptom of intussusception was relieved while nulli per os (NPO) and intravenous hydration. After recovery of acute hepatitis, laparotomy was done. The lead point was 2.5x3.0 cm sized hamartoma. This was the case that the symptom of intussusception was confused with that of acute hepatitis.

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