Sigmoid volvulus

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Chronic bowel problems, cerebral palsy. Distended abdomen and pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Gas-filled dilated large bowel, with the sigmoid colon distended and demonstrating the coffee-bean sign. No pneumatosis or free gas.

Case Discussion

Classic AXR appearances of sigmoid volvulus.

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Case information

rID: 62318
Published: 12th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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