Acute abdomen: transverse colonic volvulus.

Sónia Palma, João Leitão, Helena Lopes da Silva, Isabel Távora


Volvulus of the transverse colon continues to be a rare medical problem in the bibliographic medical revisions of large bowel obstructions (1%), being frequently excluded of the differential diagnosis. However it is associated with higher morbid-mortality than the commonest cecal and sigmoid volvulus, making urgent a rapid diagnostic and chirurgical intervention. The authors present a case of this entity emphasizing the imagiologic diagnostic aspects and a bibliographic revision.

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