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August 30, 1976

Intussusception Secondary to Aberrant Pancreas in a Child

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pathology (Dr Carleton) and surgery (Dr Ackerbaum), Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park, Fla.

JAMA. 1976;236(9):1047. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270100047028

WHILE aberrant pancreas and intussusception are not unusual conditions, the association of the two is seldom seen. A survey of the literature on intussusception from 1960 to 1975 did not uncover any reports in Englishlanguage journals. An occasional case report is found in various foreign journals.1,2,3 Two series of 192 cases of intussusception did not give aberrant pancreas as a cause,4,5 and another large survey of cases of aberrant pancreas6 did not mention intussusception as a complication. A case of intussusception in which the leading part was a mass of aberrant pancreas in the ileum forms the basis of this communication.

Report of a Case  A 9-year-old boy was well until the day of admission to the hospital, Feb 1, 1975. The sudden onset of abdominal pain accompanied by several episodes of emesis had developed. The pain gradually increased and the patient was brought to the emergency