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INTUSSUSCEPTION is generally considered to be a condition of infancy and early childhood and is usually of the idiopathic type. Intussusception in older children and adults is less common and a causative factor such as a tumor, Meckel's diverticulum, or a foreign body can usually be determined.
Few cases of lymphosarcoma of the cecum causing intussusception have been reported. We would like to add another case to the literature.
This case was interesting from the standpoint of diagnosis and treatment. It is not being presented as a "cure," although no malignant disease could be demonstrated at reoperation. We feel that the second-look procedure was indicated in this case, and should be employed more frequently in certain selected cases.
REPORT OF CASES
The patient was a white boy, aged 9 years, who was admitted to the medical service of Milwaukee Children's Hospital on Jan. 3, 1952. He complained of abdominal pain