caused by endometriosis in a young woman.
Operative therapy for cecal volvulus
combining resection with colopexy.
is an infrequently encountered clinical condition and an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction.
as a complication of gastric banding.
A cecal volvulus
can appear very similar to a sigmoid volvulus; however, a cecal volvulus
should have only one air-fluid level, whereas a sigmoid volvulus may demonstrate two air-fluid levels.
While sigmoid volvulus is slightly more common, cecal volvulus
is an equally important and significant pathologic process whose mortality ranges from 12%-17%.
Sigmoid volvulus is by far the most common type, accounting for about two thirds of all cases; cecal volvulus
accounts for most of the remaining cases.
Pruett of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his colleagues treated two marathoners who developed cecal volvulus
, a twisting of the first portion of the large intestine that obstructs the movement of bowel material and causes great pain.
INTRODUCTION: The condition commonly referred to as cecal volvulus
is actually a cecocolic volvulus and consists of an axial rotation of the terminal ileum, cecum, and ascending colon with concomitant twisting of the associated mesentery (1).
Although the worldwide incidence of acute appendicitis is 7% to 12%, (1) and cecal volvulus
causes 5% of large bowel obstructions, we found no concurrent cases in English medical literature, and only 2 cases in non-English literature.
in pregnancy--Case report and review of literature.
INTRODUCTION: Cecal volvulus
is a rare condition, and its incidence is reported to range from 2.