Pediatric Cecal Volvulus: A Case Report

Pediatric Cecal Volvulus: A Case Report

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Chukwubuike Emeka
Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria


Introduction: Cecal volvulus (CV) is rare cause of intestinal obstruction especially in children. There is no established protocol for the treatment of CV due to its rarity. Case Presentation: We present a rare case of CV in a 9-year-old girl. Discussion: The spectrum of intestinal malrotation may give rise to a mobile cecum that may result to CV. Constipation could be a predisposing factor. The clinical presentation which may include abdominal pain, distension, constipation and vomiting depends on the time of presentation. There may be associations with chromosomal abnormalities. Conclusion: Although CV is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction, awareness and high index of suspicion is needed by clinician for early diagnosis and treatment.

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Publication history
Received: Mon 01, Jun 2020
Accepted: Wed 17, Jun 2020
Published: Tue 30, Jun 2020
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DOI: 10.31487/j.AJSCR.2020.02.13