[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
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.

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