is one of the rare causes of acute abdominal pain that is life threatening and requiring urgent treatment.
Sigmoid volvulus can often be differentiated from transverse colon or cecal volvulus
by means of performing abdominal X-ray imaging.
caused by endometriosis in a young woman.
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"The management of cecal volvulus
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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%.
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.
Laparoscopic cecopexy for mobile cecum syndrome manifesting as cecal volvulus
: report of a case.
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).