Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Wael Nemattalla
X-ray

Markedly dilated loop of colon with a coffee-bean shape. Its apex points toward the right upper quadrant. Lucency at the right edge of the dilated bowel most likely represent compressed ascending colon.

Case Discussion

Classic coffee bean sign (omega sign) of sigmoid volvulus.

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Case information

rID: 10633
Case created: 28th Aug 2010
Last edited: 16th Sep 2015
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