School of Medicine
Appendiceal intussusception is a very rare condition with an estimated incidence of 0.01%. Most cases present in adults with chronic waxing and waning of symptoms over a period of weeks to months. We report a case of a 39-year-old Caucasian female with a 5-week history of worsening right-sided abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed cecal thickening without visualization of the appendix. A colonoscopy revealed mild diffuse erythema and edema in the ascend- ing colon as well as a mass within the lumen of the cecum. Biopsies of the colon were suggestive of mild ulcerative colitis (UC). The patient’s symptoms continued and laparoscopic assisted ileocecectomy was performed revealing an inverted appendix protruding into the cecal lumen. The patient was discharged without any complications and began mesalamine therapy for her UC.
Digital Commons Citation
Burchard, Paul R. and Thomay, Alan A., "Appendiceal intussusception in the setting of ulcerative colitis" (2018). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1742.
Burchard, P. R., & Thomay, A. A. (2018). Appendiceal intussusception in the setting of ulcerative colitis. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2018(4). https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjy044