Simultaneous volvulus of the transverse and sigmoid colon: case report

G Lianos, E Ignatiadou, E Lianou, Z Anastasiadi, M Fatouros
Il Giornale di Chirurgia 2012, 33 (10): 324-6

INTRODUCTION: Volvulus of transverse colon is rare when compared to cecal and sigmoid volvulus. Cases involving simultaneous volvulus of the transverse colon and another colonic segment are extremely rare.

CASE REPORT: We report a rare case of simultaneous sigmoid and transverse colon volvulus in a 82-year-old Caucasian female.

CONCLUSION: Volvulus is a well recognized cause of large bowel obstruction. The development of transverse and sigmoid volvulus in the same patient is extremely rare. Though rare this possibility must always be considered in the differential diagnosis, when dealing with recurrent intermittent abdominal pain or acute intestinal obstruction.

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