Small bowel (small intestine)

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 February 2018, last major update August 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Volvulus[TI] small bowel[TI] full text[sb]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Volvulus. website. Accessed March 18th, 2018.
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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Small bowel volvulus and necrotic bowel