Postcesarean small bowel volvulus - Case report and review of the literature

Citation
Dm. Sherer et O. Abulafia, Postcesarean small bowel volvulus - Case report and review of the literature, GYNECOL OBS, 51(1), 2001, pp. 69-72
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
da verificare
Journal title
GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION
ISSN journal
0378-7346 → ACNP
Volume
51
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
69 - 72
Database
ISI
SICI code
0378-7346(2001)51:1<69:PSBV-C>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Volvulus is an uncommon cause of bowel obstruction during pregnancy. We pre sent an unusual case in which cesarean delivery at 26 weeks of gestation wa s complicated by volvulus of the small bowel 1 week following delivery. At laparotomy, detorsion of the loop of the terminal ileum sufficed, and bower resection was not required. We review the literature pertaining to volvulu s of the bower during pregnancy and discuss recent new diagnostic imaging m odalities for midgut volvulus, which may assist early noninvasive diagnosis of this condition. Copyright (C) 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.