Small bowel (small intestine)

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 12 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

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

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Volvulus. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
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

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