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Small bowel volvulus secondary to a mesenteric lipoma: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  17312837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Small bowel volvulus is rare in adults and often has a precipitating factor. METHODS: This report describes a case of small bowel volvulus secondary to a mesenteric lipoma and reviews the literature describing this condition. CONCLUSION: Mesenteric lipoma is a rare precipitating cause of small bowel volvulus in adults. Computed tomography scanning may be useful for diagnosis preoperatively. The treatment of choice is surgery with complete excision of the lipoma.
A S McCoubrey; R L E Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  175     ISSN:  0021-1265     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:    2006 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-22     Completed Date:  2007-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of General Surgery, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, NI.
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MeSH Terms
Ileal Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Intestinal Volvulus / etiology*,  surgery
Lipoma / complications*,  surgery
Peritoneal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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