Ischemic volvulus of the transverse colon: A case report and review of literature.

Title

Ischemic volvulus of the transverse colon: A case report and review of literature.

Creator

Sparks Dorothy A; Dawood Murtaza Y; Chase Daniel M; Thomas David J

Publisher

Cases journal

Date

2008
2008-09

Description

A 75-year old male presented to the emergency room with worsening abdominal pain and distension. Plain radiographs were suggestive of a large bowel obstruction due to volvulus. An attempt to detorse the volvulus and decompress the colon endoscopically failed, after which the patient was taken for an exploratory laparotomy. A transverse colon volvulus was found, and an extended right hemicolectomy and ileostomy was performed. We discuss the diagnosis and management of transverse colon volvulus and review the pertinent literature.

Rights

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Pages

174–174

Issue

1

Volume

1

Citation

Sparks Dorothy A; Dawood Murtaza Y; Chase Daniel M; Thomas David J, “Ischemic volvulus of the transverse colon: A case report and review of literature.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4845.

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