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Small bowel (small intestine)



Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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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

● 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)



Gross images

Small bowel volvulus and necrotic bowel

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Obstruction > Volvulus

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