Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Painful abdominal distension. No flatus.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Male
CT

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
Case created: 28th Sep 2012
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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