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Sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy.
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PMID:  22353274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 27-year-old woman, gravida 1, was seen at our surgical emergency department with abdominal pain at 25 weeks' gestation. She had pain, nausea and vomiting, a temperature of 37°C and a blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg. The cervix was closed, and an ultrasound scan showed a normal single fetus. A plain abdominal radiograph showed distension of the colon and a sigmoid volvulus. At emergency laparotomy, non-gangrenous sigmoid colon was resected with primary anastomosis. There were no complications, and 4 months later the patient delivered a healthy infant. Early diagnosis of sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy and prompt intervention minimise maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.
A Togo; M Traore; Y Coulibaly; B Samake; Gangaly Diallo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0038-2361     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984854R     Medline TA:  S Afr J Surg     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Doctor Department of surgery CHU Gabriel Touré.
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