Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Two-days history of increasing abdominal pain and distension.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Abdominal X-ray

Modality: X-ray

Grossly-dilated loop of large bowel in keeping with a sigmoid volvulus. 

Case Discussion

Sigmoid volvulus is a cause of large bowel obstruction and occurs when the sigmoid colon twists on the sigmoid mesocolon.

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Case Information

rID: 38871
Case created: 9th Aug 2015
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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