Sigmoid volvulus – untypical condition in childhood

Authors: V. Richter 1;  A. Pelikán 2;  E. Bednaříková 1
Authors‘ workplace: Chirurgická klinika FNO Ostrava Přednosta: Doc. MUDr. Jan Dostalík, CSc. 1;  Aberdeen Royal Hospital Scotland UK Consultant: Professor Anton Pelikan MD DSc 2
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2008; 88(12): 730-732
Category: Case Report


Sigmoid volvulus is a form of intestinal obstruction typical for elderly people. This condition is rare in childhood. An elongated sigmoid can rotate around a mesenterium with venous and arterial obstruction of affected area with acute dilatation of the sigmoid colon. Incorrect and delayed diagnosis can lead to necrosis of the bowel, with severe complications and risk to health.

Key words:
sigmoid volvulus, childhood, diagnosis, treatment.


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