International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018 | Rating: 6.3 / 10

Volvulus of Midgut in 7th Decade of Life

Dr Md Taquedis Noori | Dr Sanjeev Kumar [3] | Dr Dipanshu Gupta | Dr Anil Mehta | Dr Amit Nehra | Dr Pradeep Garg [2]

Abstract: Midgut volvulus is usually encountered in young individuals, but its presentation in 7th decade of life is very rare. We report a case of 64 yrs. old male who presented with pain abdomen and abdominal distension with investigations demonstrating mechanical intestinal obstruction due to midgut volvulus. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy where upon small bowel and mesentery were found twisted anticlockwise. No bowel necrosis was present. This case report reviews the incidence of midgut volvulus in adults.

Keywords: midgut, volvulus, obstruction, old age

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018,

Pages: 1479 - 1481

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