BWH emergency radiology—surgical correlation: sigmoid volvulus

Naman S. Desai, Aaron D. Sodickson, Reza Askari, Anupamaa J. Seshadri, Jonathan D. Gates, Bharti Khurana

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Abstract

We describe the radiological and intraoperative correlation of large bowel obstruction due to sigmoid volvulus in a 52-year-old female. The purpose of this article is to emphasize the importance of recognizing sigmoid volvulus as a cause of bowel obstruction in patients presenting with abdominal pain, since it can lead to bowel ischemia and necrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2015

Keywords

  • Large bowel obstruction
  • Multi-detector computed tomography
  • Sigmoid volvulus
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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