Endoscopic treatment of jejunal heterotopic gastric mucosa that caused recurrent intussusception

Ke Ryun Ahn, Ja Seol Koo, Hwan Il Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jee Hyun Lee, Seung Young Kim, Sung Woo Jung, Sang Woo Lee

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Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is a rare anomaly in the small bowel and may be the cause of intussusception when it gets a lead point in the jejunum. All cases of intussusception due to intestinal HGM have been treated with surgical resection. A 5-year-old girl presented with chief complaints of vomiting and abdominal pain for 2 weeks. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed intussusception at the proximal jejunal loops. Three air reductions and one saline reduction were attempted without success. She continued to be symptomatic, and endoscopic evaluation was performed. Enteroscopy revealed some variable-sized polypoid mucosal lesions with erosions on the proximal jejunum. Endoscopic mucosal resection was performed using a snare. The resected tissues histologically showed a hyperplastic polyp arising from the HGM. Her symptoms did not recur within 1 year after the treatment. Our case showed that enteroscopy could be useful for the diagnosis and management of jejunal intussusception caused by HGM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov
Externally publishedYes

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© 2017 Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Heterotopic gastric mucosa
  • Jejunal polyp
  • Recurrent jejunal intussusception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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