Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Constipated one day.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bean shaped dilated loop of large bowel with apex pointing to the RUQ. Rectal tube in situ.

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with a sigmoid volvulus (also proven on CT). This x-ray was taken after attempt decompression, which was obviously unsuccessful. 

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Case information

rID: 47495
Case created: 18th Aug 2016
Last edited: 22nd Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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