Co-existence of cecal volvulus with situs inversus totalis: A case report


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BOSTANCI M. E. , ATABEY M. , BOZKURT B. , Ozel I., KARADAYI K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.16, no.3, pp.134-135, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tjem.2015.01.004
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-135

Abstract

Detorsion, cecopexy, cecostomy and tube cecostomy are the treatment options for acute cecal volvulus if there is no intestinal ischemia. Resection required if intestinal viability, necrosis, gangrene or perforation exists. After resection, primary anastomosis or ileostomy can be performed. First colonoscopic decompression testing may be appropriate in terms of saving time for elective surgery. The co-existance of situs inversus totalis with cecal volvulus may cause uncertainty of the definite diagnosis and delay of surgical procedure. This is a case report about cecal volvulus together with situs inversus totalis. Copyright (C) 2016 The Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of the Owner. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).