Intussusception in a pregnant patient caused by an ectopic pancreatic mass

Daniel Gold, Mahmood Nawass, Riham Imam, Nir Pillar, Lait Appelbaum, Alon Pikarsky, Abed Khalaileh, Ashraf Imam*

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Small bowel obstruction is an uncommon disease in pregnant women and rare when it is caused by intussusception. Intussusception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adult. When it occurs, it is almost always secondary to an underlying pathology acting as a lead point for invagination, such as polyps, hemartomas, lipomas, leiomyomas, Meckel’s diverticulum, adenomas, strictures, and malignancies. Ectopic pancreatic tissue is a very rare pathology acting as the lead point. In this case, we present a very rare case of intussusception in a young pregnant woman, caused by an intramural ectopic pancreatic tissue in the ileum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Ectopic pancreas
  • Heterotopic pancreas
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pregnancy


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