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Small bowel (small intestine)

Obstruction

Volvulus


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Complete twisting of a loop of bowel about its mesenteric base of attachment
● Produces intestinal obstruction and infarction
● Usually in redundant loops of bowel

Case reports
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● 4 year old boy with midgut volvulus (Int J Emerg Med 2010;3:523)
● 17 year old boy with 10 year history of nonspecific GI symptoms, and midgut malrotation (N Am J Med Sci 2012;4:196)

Diagrams
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Volvulus

Gross images
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Small bowel volvulus and necrotic bowel

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