CAECAL VOLVULUS: A RARE CASE OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION
Dr. Supriya and Dr. Vijay Verma*
A twisted loop of the bowel and its mesentery on a fixed point is known as volvulus and the most common site of its occurrence is the sigmoid colon. Caecal volvulus is an uncommon cause of acute intestinal obstruction. It occurs when the caecum detaches from the abdominal wall and twists on itself. This is a case report of a 60 year old female with a diagnosis of caecal volvulus, made during laparotomy procedure, who presented to us with the features of an acute intestinal obstruction. The aim of this report is to emphasize the importance of the diagnosis and appropriate treatment in this rare pathology in abdominal procedures. In this particular case, the patient was benefitted from an early surgical intervention without further complications, as well as an uneventful and smooth postoperative recovery. It is therefore important to acknowledge and consider this pathology during differential diagnosis, and the prompt treatment should not be delayed in patients with caecal volvulus.
Keywords: Caecal volvulus, intestinal obstruction, laparotomy.
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