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Small bowel volvulus secondary to a mesenteric lipoma: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17312837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Dept of General Surgery, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, NI. amccoubrey@doctors.org.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Humans
Ileal Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Intestinal Volvulus / etiology*,  surgery
Lipoma / complications*,  surgery
Male
Mesentery
Peritoneal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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