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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 962683, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/962683
Case Report

Small Bowel Intussusception due to Metastasized Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Lung: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction in Adults

1Department of General Surgery, Trabzon Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, 61040 Trabzon, Turkey
2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Trabzon Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, 61040 Trabzon, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Trabzon Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, 61040 Trabzon, Turkey

Received 8 November 2012; Accepted 11 December 2012

Academic Editors: A. Cho, S. S. Daradkeh, I. K. Komenaka, F. Marchal, and G. Melloni

Copyright © 2012 Ali Guner 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

Although small bowel intussusception is one of the most common abdominal emergencies in childhood, it is rare in adults and usually occurs as a result of an underlying pathology. Sarcomatoid carcinoma, a very rare subtype of lung cancer, rarely metastasizes to small bowel and causes complications. In this paper, we aim to describe a patient with small bowel intussusception caused by an isolated small bowel metastasis of the sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung by reviewing the literature.