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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 19, Issue 12, Pages 735-736
Brief Communication

Jejunogastric Intussusception: An Unusual Cause of Hematemesis

Inian Samarasam,1 Sudhakar Chandran,1 Uday Shankar,1 Biju George,2 Ashok Chacko,2 and George Mathew1

1Department of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Gastroenterology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Received 6 August 2005; Accepted 15 September 2005

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Jejunogastric intussusception is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of a previous gastrojejunal anastamosis. Although jejunogastric intussusception was first described in 1914, fewer than 200 cases have been reported in the English literature thus far. Awareness of this rare complication would help in early diagnosis and appropriate management. Described here is a case report of a patient who presented with hematemesis due to an acute jejunogastric intussusception associated with gangrene of the intussuscepted jejunum.