Transient Descending Colocolonic Intussusception Due to a Large Fecaloma in an Adult Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Khan, Zubair; Darr, Umar; Renno, Anas; Alkully, Turki; Rafiq, Ehsan; Sodeman, Thomas


  • Intussusception typically occurs in infants and children, with adults representing 5% of cases. A 53-year-old African American woman presented with lower abdominal pain and tenderness. Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a 3.5 cm colocolonic intussusception in the descending colon. Emergent colonoscopy found solid stool in the mid descending colon. Water-soluble rectal enema showed a filling defect in the mid descending colon. Repeat colonoscopy demonstrated presence of a large fecaloma in left colon. Laxatives were initiated, and abdominal pain subsided. To our knowledge, this is the first report of colocolonic intussusception secondary to fecaloma.

publication date

  • 2017

published in

start page

  • e94


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