Volvulus of the colon

  title={Volvulus of the colon},
  author={Joseph L. Ponka},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon & Rectum},
SummaryThe records of 21 patients with volvulus of the colon are reviewed. The clinical picture is that of intestinal obstruction occurring in an elderly patient with a long history of bowel dysfunction. Distention of the abdomen is the most common physical finding.Positional roentgenograms of the abdomen reveal marked distention of the bowel. The diagnosis of colonic volvulus can be made from roentgenograms of the abdomen, but barium-enema examination will reveal the true nature of the… CONTINUE READING


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