Bauhin's ileocecal valve syndrome - A rare cause for small-bowel obstruction: Report of a case

Eviatar Nesher, Letizia Schreiber, Nahum Werbin

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Abstract

Benign ileocecal valve hypertrophy is a rare cause for intestinal obstruction. We describe a 51-year-old female with clinical and imaging presentation of chronic small-bowel obstruction. The patient was operated on, and a limited thickening of the ileocecal bowel wall causing intestinal obstruction was found. A right hemicolectomy was performed. On microscopic examination, severe fibrosis with hypertrophied nerves was found without any additional findings of malignancy or inflammation. Review of the relevant literature is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-529
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

Keywords

  • Bauhin's valve syndrome
  • Ileocecal valve syndrome
  • Small-bowel obstruction

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