Intussusception - A Rare Cause of Non-Specific Chronic Pain: A Case Report
42-year-old female with a history of metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma status post gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y, chemotherapy, and left salpingo-oophorectomy presented with chronic lower back pain. Initially, she was diagnosed with sacroiliitis and underwent joint injections without resolution. Two weeks later, she developed left chest and shoulder pain radiating to her left scapula. Workup was negative and she was discharged home. Five days later, she developed lower abdominal and left flank pain. CT abdomen with IV contrast showed jejunojejunal intussusception treated with exploratory laparotomy and reduction with no masses or lead point identified. At follow-up, she reported minimal pain and overall improvement.
Shakibai N, Stevens J, Clemans RR. Intussusception - a rare cause of non-specific chronic pain: a case report. Presented at: American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; 2023 Oct 16; San Francisco, CA.