Acute abdomen: transverse colonic volvulus.

Authors

  • Sónia Palma Serviços de Imagiologia Geral e de Cirurgia, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • João Leitão
  • Helena Lopes da Silva
  • Isabel Távora

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.478

Abstract

Volvulus of the transverse colon continues to be a rare medical problem in the bibliographic medical revisions of large bowel obstructions (1%), being frequently excluded of the differential diagnosis. However it is associated with higher morbid-mortality than the commonest cecal and sigmoid volvulus, making urgent a rapid diagnostic and chirurgical intervention. The authors present a case of this entity emphasizing the imagiologic diagnostic aspects and a bibliographic revision.

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Palma S, Leitão J, Lopes da Silva H, Távora I. Acute abdomen: transverse colonic volvulus. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 12 [cited 2023 Sep. 21];24(4):625-8. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/478

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Arquivo Histórico