cecal volvulus

ce·cal vol·vu·lus

rotation and twisting of the cecum toward the left upper quadrant, with ascending colon obstruction; associated with a cecum on a long mesentery.

cecal volvulus

a type of colonic volvulus consisting of twisting or displacement and anomalous rotation of the cecum, such as in volvulus neonatorum or Ladd's syndrome. It can cause obstruction.
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Cecal volvulus caused by endometriosis in a young woman.
Operative therapy for cecal volvulus combining resection with colopexy.
Cecal volvulus is an infrequently encountered clinical condition and an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction.
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.
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.
Cecal volvulus in pregnancy--Case report and review of literature.
INTRODUCTION: Cecal volvulus is a rare condition, and its incidence is reported to range from 2.