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Flashcards in Volvulus Deck (5)
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1

What is it?

malrotation of an organ or section of bowel about a point on its mesentery

2

What are symptoms caused by?

bowel obstruction (abd distension + bilious vomiting)

ischaemia to affected portion of bowel (pain)

3

AXR

coffee-bean sign

4

Mx

sigmoidoscopy and insertion of a flatus tube

5

symptoms of a stomach volvulus

(classical triad of gastro-oesophageal obstruction)

- vomiting
- pain
- failed attempts to pass an NG tube