Anjum G.A.; Jaberansari S.; Habeeb K. BMJ Case Reports

Caecal volvulus: A consequence of acute cholecystitis.

Citation: BMJ Case Reports, June 2013, 1757-790X (06 Jun 2013)
Author(s): Anjum G.A.; Jaberansari S.; Habeeb K.

Abstract: Caecal volvulus is an uncommon cause of closed loop intestinal obstruction which can lead to caecal gangrene and high mortality. Delay in diagnosis is one of the causes of this high mortality. Caecal volvulus is reported to be associated with previous abdominal surgery in most cases. We present the first reported case of caecal volvulus following/associated with acute cholecystitis.

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