Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Albert Asatryan

Presentation

Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75-years-old
Gender: Male
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Sigmoid volvulus.

Case Discussion

There is a large gas-filled loop without haustral markings measuring up to 14 cm. The rectum and distal sigmoid is collapsed. There is a twisting of the mesentery and mesenteric vessels (whirl sign).

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Case information

rID: 42723
Case created: 4th Feb 2016
Last edited: 19th Jul 2017
Tag: rmh
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