n South African Gastroenterology Review - Adult intussusception due to intestinal tuberculosis : a rare entity : case report

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Intussusception is a rare occurrence in adults in comparison with the children. A demonstrable aetiology is found in most cases of adult intussusception. Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is common in developing countries especially in South Africa in the era of HIV/ AIDS, and many of them present with surgical abdomens, however abdominal tuberculosis causing intussusception is very rare even in South Africa. We present such a case of adult intussusception due to intestinal TB.

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