JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

[Volvolus in an adult patient due to intestinal malrotation. Case report and review of literature]

Armando Nardone, Nicolò Tamini, Luca Nespoli, Riccardo Pirovano
Annali Italiani di Chirurgia 2010, 81 (5): 377-81
21298880
Intestinal malrotation is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults and it could create a perplexing situation for surgeons not familiar with this pediatric pathology. Symptomatic patients present either acutely with bowel obstruction and intestinal ischemia with a midgut or cecal volvolus, or chronically with vague abdominal pain. Several modalities can be used to describe the intestinal abnormality such as barium X-ray, computer tomography scans, angiography and sometimes also the explorative laparotomy. The authors report on a case 62 years-old women presented to Emergency Center for plurime episodies of biliar emesis and diffuse abdominal pain in the last 5 days and treated for bowel obstruction secondary to a midgut volvolus in anomaly of fetal intestinal rotation.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
21298880
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"