Cecal volvulus associated with intestinal malrotation presenting as postoperative intestinal obstruction

Arunandhichelavan Arulmolichelvan, Arjun Sivaraman, Ashok Muthukrishnan

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Objective: To report a case of intestinal malrotation predisposing to cecal volvulus following nonabdominal surgery in an adult. Presentation and Intervention: A 23-year-old male with known anorectal malformation developed a postoperative intestinal obstruction following percutaneous nephrolithotomy for left renal calculus. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a grossly dilated cecum (9 cm) with ileocecal junction on the left side and small bowel loops on the right side of the abdomen. The patient underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy and retroperitonealization cecopexy. Bowel functions were normal at the follow-ups. Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of suspecting cecal volvulus even following nonabdominal surgery in the presence of predisposing factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Principles and Practice
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2012
Externally publishedYes

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Intestinal Volvulus
Intestinal Obstruction
Abdomen
Percutaneous Nephrostomy
Kidney Calculi
Cecum
Causality
Laparotomy
Emergencies
Tomography
Anorectal Malformations

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Arulmolichelvan, Arunandhichelavan ; Sivaraman, Arjun ; Muthukrishnan, Ashok. / Cecal volvulus associated with intestinal malrotation presenting as postoperative intestinal obstruction. In: Medical Principles and Practice. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 389-391.
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Cecal volvulus associated with intestinal malrotation presenting as postoperative intestinal obstruction. / Arulmolichelvan, Arunandhichelavan; Sivaraman, Arjun; Muthukrishnan, Ashok.

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