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[az_accordion_section] [accordion title=”What the diagnosis?” id=”acc-1″]Volvulus[/accordion] [accordion title=”More Information” id=”acc-2″]A volvulus occurs when a portion of the colon twists and creates a blockage. Trapped gas and other materials then cause the colon to become distended. Patients typically present with abdominal pain and distention, nausea, and constipation. While early cases of volvulus may be treated with endoscopy or fluid enemas, severe cases like this one require laparotomy and manual correction. If ischemia, necrosis, or perforation are present, a bowel resection is indicated.[/accordion] [accordion title=”Resources” id=”acc-3″]To see more cases like this, visit Figure 1.
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