Multiple Small Bowel Intussusceptions Detected by Diagnostic Laparoscopy in an Adult Patient with Previously Undiagnosed Coeliac Disease

  • Valon Saliu University Surgery Clinic “Sv. Naum Ohridski”, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Cemal Ulusoy Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşçıoğlu Şehir Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Andrej Nikolovski University Surgery Clinic “Sv. Naum Ohridski”, Skopje, North Macedonia


Celiac disease, intestine, intussusception, laparoscopy


Enteric intussusception in adults is usually associated with the presence of a lead point seen on abdominal computerized tomography. However, as intussusception in coeliac disease may not have a lead point, a surgical procedure is often indicated in order to exclude small bowel tumour. We present the case of a male patient who presented with asymptomatic small bowel intussusception. During exploratory laparoscopy, five enteric intussusceptions were detected and a suspicion for coeliac disease was raised. Postoperative duodenal biopsy and CD3 immunohistochemical staining confirmed the diagnosis of coeliac disease, Marsh type 1.



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  • Published: 2022-06-16

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Saliu V, Ulusoy C, Nikolovski A. Multiple Small Bowel Intussusceptions Detected by Diagnostic Laparoscopy in an Adult Patient with Previously Undiagnosed Coeliac Disease. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003391.