Cecal volvulus

Case contributed by Dr R Mannava

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Initial evaluation of acute abdominal pain and nausea

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Dilated loop of colon in the right upper abdomen with an inverted U shape.

Case Discussion

Cecal volvulus was causing a small bowel obstruction which was confirmed during laparotomy. The bowel was partially ischemic and resected with a primary anastomosis. Early diagnosis is crucial to avoid severe bowel necrosis and requirement for further intervention.

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Case information

rID: 70984
Published: 12th Sep 2019
Last edited: 7th Oct 2019
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