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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2011, Article ID 198984, 3 pages
Case Report

Two Cases of Appendiceal Intussusception: A Rare Diagnostic Pitfall in Colonoscopy

1Department of Gastroenterology, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Internal Medicine, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

Received 24 January 2011; Accepted 19 February 2011

Academic Editor: Shai Friedland

Copyright © 2011 Hassan Seddik and Monsef Rabhi. 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.


Partially or completely invaginated appendix mistaken for a polyp during colonoscopy and leading to intussusception is a rare situation. This paper describes our experience with two cases of appendiceal intussusception. In the first case, there was no underlying ileocecal abnormality, and, in the second case, histologic examination of the resected appendix and cecum revealed widespread foci of angiodysplasia, and this was thought to be the basis for the intussusception. The authors present reviews of the literature concerning clinical features and associated conditions and emphasize that failure to recognize this condition may result in unexpected complications such as consequent peritonitis in case of endoscopic removal.