Volvulus

Zachary M. Bauman, Charity H. Evans

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Abstract

Intestinal volvulus, regardless of location, is a rare disease process, but one that requires high suspicion and timely diagnosis given the increased incidence of intestinal necrosis and potential mortality. Most patients with intestinal volvulus require some form of surgical intervention. However, over the last few decades, the work-up and management of intestinal volvulus has changed given constant advancements in technology and patient care. Most importantly, however, is recognizing the need for emergent versus more elective surgery because this influences the morbidity and mortality for the individual patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-993
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Cecum
  • Gastric
  • Intestine
  • Ischemia
  • Sigmoid
  • Small bowel
  • Volvulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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