INTRODUCTION: Colo-colic intussusception is extremely rare in adults and few cases have been described secondary to a lypomatous polyp. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 50-year old man with chronic abdominal pain who was diagnosed a colo-colic intussusception secondary to a lipoma of the left colon. The patient underwent laparoscopic resection of the splenic flexure without reduction, which occurred spontaneously after induction of the pneumoperitoneum, and final histology confirmed a submucosal lipoma with no evidence of malignancy. CONCLUSION: The traditional treatment of choice for adult intussusception is bowel resection without reduction. More recently, however, preoperative reduction of the invaginated bowel segment has been reconsidered in order to: 1) avoid emergency surgery, 2) allow radical surgery for cancer, and 3) reduce the extent of the intestinal resection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of adult colonic intussusception secondary to a lipoma treated by laparoscopy.
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