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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 856483, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/856483
Case Report

Ileocaecal Intussusception with a Lead Point: Unusual MDCT Findings of Active Crohn’s Disease Involving the Appendix

1Department of Radiology, Ufuk University School of Medicine, 06520 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Ufuk University School of Medicine, 06520 Ankara, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Ufuk University School of Medicine, 06520 Ankara, Turkey

Received 4 July 2015; Accepted 7 October 2015

Academic Editor: Stefania Rizzo

Copyright © 2015 Ebru Ozan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Adult intussusception is a rare entity accounting for 1% of all bowel obstructions. Unlike intussusceptions in children, which are idiopathic in 90% of cases, adult intussusceptions have an identifiable cause (lead point) in the majority of cases. Crohn’s disease (CD) may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, including the appendix. It was shown to be a predisposing factor for intussusception. Here, we report a rare case of adult intussusception with a lead point, emphasizing diagnostic input of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in a patient with active CD that involves the appendix.