Colorectal cancer in a young adult: a case report of a rare phenomenon allowing early diagnosis and treatment


  • Jess Micallef Department of General Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
  • Mark Muhlmann Department of Colorectal Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia



Colorectal cancer, Intussusception, Adenocarcinoma


Despite the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in patients over the age of 50 years decreasing, in patients under the age of 50 it is increasing. Here we report a rare case of colocolic intussusception in a young adult male that allowed early diagnosis and treatment of colorectal adenocarcinoma.


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