August 1958

Jejunogastric Intussusception—an Unusual Complication of Gastric Surgery

Author Affiliations

Charleston, W. Va.
From the Surgical Service, Memorial Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1958;77(2):201-204. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01290020051010

Jejunogastric intussusception is a serious complication of gastric surgery, which, although rare and little known, may be easily diagnosed if the surgeon is aware of the possibility. It is the purpose of this article to report a case seen recently by us and to review briefly the recent literature on this unusual complication of gastric surgery.

There are several excellent reviews of the subject. The first comprehensive review was made in 1933 by Bettman and Baldwin,1 in which they summarized the clinical findings in 33 cases. Irons and Lipin,2 in a more recent survey (1955), reviewed 99 published cases, to which they added 1, making the total 100. The majority of the cases have been reported in European literature; only 10 cases of this condition have been reported in this country up to the present time.3 However, the majority of the cases occurred after gastroenterostomy.

The first

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