Acute abdomen in adult Celiac disease: an intestinal intussusception case.


Makay O. , KAZIMI M., Doganavsargil B. , OSMANOGLU N., YILMAZ M.

The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, vol.18, no.2, pp.103-6, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-6

Abstract

It is well known that half of the cases admitted to hospital emergency services complain of abdominal pain and that nearly half of these cases are diagnosed with nonspecific abdominal pain. The population of patients with celiac sprue is rarely encountered at the emergency room. Although acute abdominal pain is rarely seen in adult celiac sprue, it should be added to the differential diagnosis. It should also be remembered that acute abdominal pain in these patients could be originating from perforation, intussusceptions and/or intestinal lymphoma. Herein we report a case of adult celiac sprue where successful surgical exploration was carried out because of entero-enteral intussusception.