European Journal of Therapeutics
Case Report

Transverse Colon Volvulus: A Rare Cause of Ileus with Large Intestine-Origin


Department of General Surgery, Health Science University Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2020; 26: 157-159
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2019.19035
Read: 1056 Downloads: 429 Published: 29 June 2020

Transverse colon volvulus is a disease that mostly occurs in the elderly and is rare in young people and children. Some of the predisposing factors for transverse colon volvulus are mental retardation, dysmotility disturbances, presence of narrow or long mesentery, and chronic constipation. One of the treatment options is endoscopic reduction, which is performed in patients whose overall condition is stable. It is not considered in case of emergency surgery. The success rate is low and the recurrence rate is high. Herein, we present the case of an 80-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with transverse colon volvulus as a rare cause of intestinal obstruction

How to cite: Kafadar, MT Çetinkaya İ, Yalçın M, Yürekli S. Transverse Colon Volvulus: A Rare Cause of Ileus with Large Intestine-Origin. Eur J Ther 2020; 26(2): 157-159.

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