Simultaneous volvulus of the transverse and sigmoid colon. Case report

Lianos, Georgios and Ignatiadou, Eleftheria and Lianou, Ekaterini and Anastasiadi, Zoi K. and Fatouros, Michael (2012) Simultaneous volvulus of the transverse and sigmoid colon. Case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 33 (10). pp. 324-326. ISSN 1971-145X

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Introduction. Volvulus of transverse colon is rare when compared to cecal and sigmoid volvulus. Cases involving simultaneous volvulus of the transverse colon and another colonic segment are extremely rare. Case report. We report a rare case of simultaneous sigmoid and transverse colon volvulus in a 82-year-old Caucasian female Conclusion. Volvulus is a well recognized cause of large bowel obstruction. The development of transverse and sigmoid volvulus in the same patient is extremely rare. Though rare this possibility must always be considered in the differential diagnosis, when dealing with recurrent intermittent abdominal pain or acute intestinal obstruction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Volvulus, Transverse colon, Obstruction
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 15:14
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 15:14

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