Case Report

Endoscopic Diagnosis of Jejuno-Gastric Intussusception

Mwachiro MM, Burgert SL, Arega FL, Spears C

Endoscopy and Research Department, Tenwek Hospital

Correspondence to: Dr. Michael Mwachiro, P.O Box 39-20400 Bomet Kenya. Email:


Jejunogastric intussusception is a rare complication of gastric surgery that is potentially life threatening if it is not diagnosed early. This condition is a surgical emergency and is most commonly seen after gastro-jejunostomy. The authors report a case of an elderly female patient who presented with hematemesis and abdominal pain. Endoscopic evaluation revealed prolapsed small bowel into the stomach which was subsequently reduced intra-operatively. She had an uneventful post operative stay. This entity is fatal without surgical intervention. Diagnostic modalities like CT scan and endoscopy are key in the management of this entity.

Keywords: Retrograde jejunogastric intususception, Gastric surgery, Gastro-jejunostomy


The Annals of African Surgery is the official publication of the Surgical Society of Kenya.


All content copyright © 2021 Annals of African Surgery.

ISSN (print): 1999-9674; ISSN (online): 2523-0816

Main Office Location: Menelik Medical Centre, Menelik Road, off Ngong Road, Nairobi. First floor.

Telephone: +254715260499



The content on this site is intended for health professionals. Advertisements on this site do not constitute a guarantee or endorsement by the journal, Association, or publisher of the quality or value of such product or of the claims made for it by its manufacturer.

Click here to subscribe and get the latest from Annals of African Surgery

Click here to apply as a Journal Reviewer!

  • Twitter
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram