oa South African Medical Journal - Retrograde intussusception of the jejunum following gastro-jejunostomy : report of a case

Volume 10, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Retrograde jejunal intussusception is a rare late complication of gastro-jejunostomy. The symptoms are essentially those of high intestinal obstruction. A tumour may not be palpable. Haematemesis is a prominent but late symptom. Early operation, consisting in reduction and resection where necessary, is nearly always successful.

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