Published online Jan 16, 2014. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i1.24
Revised: October 31, 2013
Accepted: December 9, 2013
Published online: January 16, 2014
Core tip: Retrograde jejunojejunal and jejunogastric intussusceptions are rare. The occurrence of retrograde intussusception across two anastomoses has not been reported in the literature. A high index of suspicion and timely investigations like an esophagogastroscopy or a computed tomography scan will help to clinch the diagnosis early. Emergency surgical intervention can help to prevent clinical deterioration and save the life of the patient. We would like to emphasize the fact that a high index of clinical suspicion should be maintained in patients with gastroenteric anastomosis who present with hematemesis for the possibility of a retrograde jejunogastric intussusception; the results can be gratifying.