Caecal volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Sakher Alkhaderi


Colicky abdominal pain, vomiting and abdominal distension .

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Male

Extreme dilatation of the cecum in the left side of the abdomen with identified two limbs that converge and taper resulting in whirl sign and bird beak sign consistent with caecal volvulus.

Case Discussion

Laparatomy and right hemicolectomy was done and confirmed the diagnosis of caecal volvulus.

The predisposing factor was free and mobile peritoneal attachment .  

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Case information

rID: 40511
Case created: 24th Oct 2015
Last edited: 5th Aug 2016
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