A 19-year-old woman who was 34 weeks pregnant presented at The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University (Luzhou, China) in September, 2018, with a 3-day history of abdominal pain, accompanied by vomiting and constipation. Physical examination revealed hyperpigmented macules on her lips ( figure, A), and an abdominal bulge, abdominal tenderness, and hyperactive bowel sounds. A non-contrast CT scan indicated the presence of intussusception ( figure, B) and intrauterine late pregnancy. The patient reported that her mother had undergone bowel resection twice because of intussusception and died of intestinal cancer.
The Lancet. Oncology
Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University