Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Painful abdominal distension. No flatus.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and Pelvis

Note the twisting of two segments of sigmoid colon at one point, causing intestinal obstruction. Marked gaseous distention of the colon.

Case Discussion

This is a closed loop obstruction of the sigmoid colon due to a volvulus.


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Case information

rID: 19601
Published: 28th Sep 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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