Sigmoid volvulus

Intestinal volvulus is defined as a complete twisting of a loop of intestine around its mesenteric attachment site. It is related to but not precisely synonymous with malrotation, a more general term used when the normal process of rotation and fixation of the midgut goes awry. Malrotation may lead to 2 critical complications: mechanical obstruction of the proximal intestine and twisting of the intestines with subsequent ischemia (with or without necrosis) of part or all of the midgut. (from emedicine)

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