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Primary Midgut Volvulus in Adults: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21512851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: This is a report of two male patients (35 and 54 years old, respectively) admitted to our surgical department with signs of small-bowel obstruction. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Diagnostic workup with plain abdominal radiographs and, more specifically, computed tomography suggested the possibility of bowel rotation. In order to exclude any possibility of associated intestinal ischemia, both patients underwent exploratory laparotomy, which revealed a midgut volvulus without any associated obvious cause or pathology. DISCUSSION: Both patients had an eventful outcome. Epidemiologic characteristics, clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, surgical treatment, and morbidity-mortality rates of small-bowel volvulus have been reviewed and thoroughly discussed.
Authors:
Georgios Papadimitriou; Athanasios Marinis; Alexandros Papakonstantinou
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
First Department of Surgery, Evangelismos General Hospital, 45-47 Ipsilantou STR, 10676, Athens, Greece, gkpapadimitriou@hotmail.com.
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