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Cecal volvulus - atypical

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Abdominal distension and pain

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Male
CT
Grossly dilated and thick-walled cecum rotated up between the right hemidiaphragm and liver with collapsed distal colon

Case Discussion

Cecum on a mesentery usually twists upwards and to the left upper quadrant rather than the right upper quadrant as in this case and rarely beneath the right hemidiaphragm.

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Case information

rID: 21637
Published: 6th Feb 2013
Last edited: 27th Oct 2020
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