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Sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2181117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sigmoid volvulus is uncommon in the U.K. and more so in pregnancy. A case of sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy with a rare successful conclusion by conservative management is described and discussed, with a review of the literature. Sigmoid volvulus in the U.K. accounts for only 0.9% of all cases of intestinal obstruction, with most cases occurring in the elderly. Intestinal obstruction in pregnancy is also uncommon, with a reported incidence varying between 1 in 3,600 maternities to 1 in 66,431 maternities. A case is reported which was successfully treated conservatively.
J C Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-03     Completed Date:  1990-05-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire.
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*,  therapy
Sigmoid Diseases / etiology*,  therapy

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