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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 3972605, 3 pages
Case Report

Ileocolic Intussusception in a Leukemic Adult Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
2University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
3Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
4King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan

Received 13 July 2016; Accepted 4 October 2016

Academic Editor: Baran Tokar

Copyright © 2016 Ayoub Innabi 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.


We present a rare case of intussusception in a 41-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia without an evidence of leukemic infiltration of the bowel. The patient presented to the emergency room with right lower quadrant pain. Initially he was diagnosed with typhlitis. CT scan was done and showed ileocolic intussusception without a definitive lead point identified. Patient underwent hemicolectomy and histopathological study of the specimen did not show any leukemic infiltrate. High suspicion of intussusception should be kept in mind with leukemic patients presenting with abdominal pain.