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Volvulus/Intestinal Obstruction/Intestinal Malrotation

Volvulus/Intestinal Obstruction/Intestinal Malrotation

Last Reviewed : 12/29/2020
Volvulus/Intestinal Obstruction/Intestinal Malrotation

Volvulus refers to torsion of a segment of the alimentary tract, which often leads to bowel obstruction. The most common sites of volvulus are the sigmoid colon and cecum. Volvulus of other portions of the alimentary tract, such as the stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, splenic flexure, and transverse colon, are rare.Common clinical findings include abdominal distension and nausea, vomiting and lack of stool or flatus. Volvulus causes severe pain and progressive injury to the intestinal wall, with accumulation of gas and fluid in the portion of the bowel obstructed. Ultimately, this can result in necrosis of the affected intestinal wall, acidosis, and death. Acute volvulus often requires immediate surgical intervention to untwist the affected segment of bowel and possibly resectany unsalvageable portion.
 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.


Basic information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2048554-overview. medscape, sigmoid and cecal volvulus

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/acute-abdomen-and-surgical-gastroenterology/intestinal-obstruction. merck manual, intestinal obstruction

http://www.mdguidelines.com/volvulus. mdguidelines, volvulus

http://patient.info/doctor/volvulus-and-midgut-malrotations. patient, volvulus and midgutmalrotation

http://patient.info/in/doctor/sigmoid-volvulus. patient, sigmoid volvulus

http://www.medic8.com/digestive-disorders/volvulus.htm. medic8, volvulus

http://www.news-medical.net/health/types-of-volvulus.aspx. news medical, types of volvulus

http://pmj.bmj.com/content/81/962/772.full. postgraduate medical journal, diagnosis and treatment of caecal volvulus


https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=90&contentid=p02009. university of rochester medical center, intestinal malrotation and volvulus

http://www.chp.edu/our-services/transplant/intestine/education/intestine-disease-states/intestinal-maltrotation. children’s hospital of pittsburgh, intestinal malrotation and volvulus

http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=intestinal-malrotation-and-volvulus-90-p02009. stanford children’s health, intestinal malrotation and volvulus

 

Advanced information:

http://www.meb.uni-bonn.de/dtc/primsurg/docbook/html/x3450.html. volvulus of the sigmoid colon

http://wjes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1749-7922-6-37. an observational study of the etiology, clinical presentation and outcomes associated with peritonitis in lilongwe, malaw

world journal of emergency surgery20116:37

doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-6-37

© samuel et al; licensee biomed central ltd. 2011

http://www.lapsurgery.com/volvulus.htm. lapsurgery, laparoscopic treatment of volvulus of colon
 

http://sjs.sagepub.com/content/99/2/93.full.pdf. scandinavian journal of surgery, a practical approach to volvulus and intussusception
 


Research:

http://medind.nic.in/jav/t12/i1/javt12i1p51.pdf. sigmoid volvulus : a nonresective alternative for viable sigmoid cololn

http://www.nature.com/sc/journal/v31/n6/pdf/sc199365a.pdf. international medical society of paraplegia, colonic volvulus in spinal cord injured patient,
fenton-lee et al. paraplegia 31 (1993) 393-397

http://wjes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1749-7922-7-10. sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy and puerperium: a surgical and obstetric catastrophe. report of a case and review of the world literature

world journal of emergency surgery20127:10

doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-7-10

© khan and rehman; licensee biomed central ltd. 2012

http://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-014-0287-2. late-onset volvulus without malrotation in extremely preterm infants - a case-control-study,

maas et al.; licensee biomed central ltd. 2014

http://wjes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1749-7922-3-3. biomed central, synchronous multiple small bowel intussusceptions in an adult with blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: report of a case and review of literature

world journal of emergency surgery20083:3

doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-3-3

© lee et al; licensee biomed central ltd. 2008

http://www.jemds.com/data_pdf/1_suresh%20rathi---shree.pdf. a rare case of spontaneous perforation of caecum following spinal injury, suresh rathi,
doi: 10.14260/jemds/2014/3705

http://casesjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1757-1626-1-174. biomed central, ischemic volvulus of the transverse colon: a case report and review of literature

doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-174

 

Related topics:

http://www.ajronline.org/doi/pdf/10.2214/ajr.09.2580. ct findings of the sigmoid volvulus, levsky et al

http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/pdf/10.1148/rg.295095011. radiographics, volvulus of gastrointestinal tract, appearances at multimodality imaging


Other articles:

http://www.radiologymasterclass.co.uk/tutorials/abdo/abdomen_x-ray_abnormalities/pathology_obstruction_volvulus. radiology master class, abdominal x-ray - abnormal bowel gas pattern

http://www.icd10data.com/icd10cm/codes/k00-k95/k55-k64/k56-/k56.2. icd10data.com

http://www.slideshare.net/hytham_nafady/volvulus-34007550. slideshare, volvulus

 


Other helpful resource:

http://shortbowelfoundation.org/about-short-bowel-syndrome/midgut-volvulus/. short bowel foundation

http://hpathy.com/cause-symptoms-treatment/volvulus-of-intestine/. homeopathy, volvulus of intestine
 


Related videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgi8uunagei. youtube, volvulus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5t6mbrxdgy.youtube, gut malrotation, nonrotation, and volvulus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aqtp8gizow. youtube, intussusception and volvulus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmitbz6fqfc. youtube, midgut volvulus

 

Presentation/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2210261214000443. sciencedirect, intestinal malrotation and volvulus in adult life


https://www.hawaii.edu/medicine/pediatrics/pedtext/s10c05.html. malrotation and volvulus

http://www.turner-white.com/memberfile.php?pubcode=hp_jan06_sigmoid.pdf. case report, sigmoid volvulus in a 46 year old man

http://file.scirp.org/pdf/ojgas20120400012_24555394.pdf. open journal of gastroenterology 2012, 2, 200-205, s.v. kumaran et al., interesting and unusual case of chronic abdominal pain-intermittent gastric volvulus

http://www.consultant360.com/articles/unusual-presentation-gastric-volvulus-older-woman. consultant360, an unusual presentation of gastric volvulus in an older woman

http://www.scielo.org.co/pdf/rcg/v26n1/en_v26n1a10.pdf. case report, endoscopic treatment of gastric volvulus, martin et al.

http://wjes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1749-7922-5-19. biomed central,transverse colon volvulus in a 15 year old boy and the review of the literature
world journal of emergency surgery. 2010;5(1):19 doi 10.1186/1749-7922-5-19

http://www.jcam.com.tr/files/jcam-1285.pdf. journal of clinical and analytical medicine, gangrenous cecalvolvuls

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