Is There Any Association Between Diabetes and Intussusception in Adults? A Case Report

Arshad Mahmood, Mohamed H. Ahmed, Khalid Canna


We report a case of a 30-year-old man with insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes) since he was 12 years old, who was admitted to our hospital with history of a sudden onset of generalized abdominal pain worst in the epigastrium which radiated to the back. The pain was described as severe, sharp and intermittent and was exacerbated by movement. He had two episodes of vomiting without any bloody content and denied fever or changes in bowel habit previously. Computed tomography scan showed the presence of intussusception, which was treated surgically. In this case report, we also provide an up-to-date discussion for the association between diabetes and intussusception.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2021;11(2):49-51


Diabetes; Intussusception; Adult

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