Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Wael Nemattalla

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
Published: 28th Aug 2010
Last edited: 29th Apr 2018
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