Synchronic volvulus of splenic flexure and caecum: a very rare cause of large bowel obstruction.

@article{Islam2016SynchronicVO,
  title={Synchronic volvulus of splenic flexure and caecum: a very rare cause of large bowel obstruction.},
  author={Shariful Islam and Devin Hosein and Patrick Harnarayan and Vijay Naraynsingh},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016}
}
Colonic volvulus involving the caecum and splenic flexure of the colon is an extremely rare surgical entity and, as a result, it is rarely entertained as a differential diagnosis for large bowel obstruction. The most common site of volvulus is located at the sigmoid colon (75%) followed by caecum (22%). Rare sites of colonic volvulus include the transverse colon (about 2%) and splenic flexure (1-2%). Synchronous double colonic volvulus is very rare. The presentation of this condition can be… CONTINUE READING
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