Small bowel (small intestine)
Obstruction
Volvulus


Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 12 March 2019

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Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
  • Complete twisting of a loop of bowel about its mesenteric base of attachment
  • Produces intestinal obstruction and infarction
  • Usually in redundant loops of bowel
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Volvulus

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Small bowel volvulus and necrotic bowel

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