Twist of a Lifetime: A Transverse Colon Volvulus

Twist of a Lifetime: A Transverse Colon Volvulus

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Anubhav Vindal
Professor, Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India


Transverse colon volvulus is a rare but serious cause of large bowel obstruction, often necessitating urgent surgical intervention to prevent complications such as strangulation and perforation. We present a case of a 55-year-old man who presented with a one-day history of abdominal symptoms. Emergency abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed transverse colon volvulus, leading to immediate laparotomy and successful detorsion with resection of the affected segment. Postoperative recovery was uneventful, and the patient was discharged in stable condition. This case underscores the importance of prompt diagnosis through imaging, particularly CT, in guiding appropriate therapeutic measures. Additionally, the discussion highlights the rarity of transverse colon involvement, predisposing factors, clinical presentations, and the necessity of surgical intervention, emphasizing the higher mortality rate associated with delayed diagnosis.

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Case Report
Publication history
Received: Sat 21, Oct 2023
Accepted: Mon 20, Nov 2023
Published: Wed 29, Nov 2023
© 2023 Anubhav Vindal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.AJSCR.2023.04.01