An Exceptional Case of Simultaneous Double Ileoileal Intussusception Secondary to Burkitt’s Lymphoma


Intestinal invagination
Bowel obstruction


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Aggouri Y, Jbilou A, Mohamed Y, Tarif B, Ait laalim S. An Exceptional Case of Simultaneous Double Ileoileal Intussusception Secondary to Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];8. Available from:


The telescoping or the invagination of a segment of the intestine in its adjacent part is called intussusception. This incident is highly prevalent in children, while it is uncommonly observed in adults. Among those, only about 5% of cases occur. On the other hand, about 5% of intestinal obstructions in adults are caused by intussusceptions, and in these cases, more than 50% are secondary to a neoplasm. Burkitt's lymphoma is a rare cause of intussusception. In fact, less than 20 cases have been reported in the literature in adults. In addition, Double intussusceptions due to Burkitt's lymphoma are extremely infrequent. We present the case of a 20-year-old woman who exhibited symptoms of intestinal obstruction and was diagnosed with ileal double invagination during exploration by abdominal tomography and laparotomy. The lead point pathology was found to be Burkitt's lymphoma. This case represents a rare cause of intussusception secondary to Burkitt's lymphoma. In infants, intussusception is often treated with air enema reduction, but in adults, intussusception is normally associated with a point of contact, and surgical management is required. The aim of this work is to present a case of double intussusception in adults due to Burkitt's lymphoma. This case is the second reported in the literature. This report contains interesting diagnostic images, surgical details, and sample photographs.


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Copyright (c) 2021 Younes Aggouri; Aymane Jbilou, Yassine Mohamed , Badr Tarif, Said Ait laalim


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