Volvulus occurs most frequently in middle-aged and elderly men. Volvulus can also arise as a rare complication in persons with redundant colon, a normal anatomic variation resulting in extra colonic loops. Sigmoid volvulus is the most-common form of volvulus of the gastrointestinal tract.Complications: Ischemic bowel. In contrast, sigmoid volvulus is the underlying etiology in 50 to 80 percent of patients with intestinal obstruction in other parts of the world. (See "Chagas gastrointestinal disease".) Sigmoid volvulus usually occurs in older adults with a mean age of 70 years at presentation.
Jul 28, 2017 · Volvulus can develop in any portion of the large bowel, with the sigmoid colon being the most common and being due to mesenteric anatomy—the soft tissue that attaches the intestines to Author: Devon Andre. Aug 02, 2017 · Sigmoid volvulus is a gastrointestinal condition that frequently leads to large bowel obstruction characterized by a twisted sigmoid colon: the part of the large intestine that is closest to the Author: Dr. Victor Marchione.
Small bowel volvulus is an uncommon cause for small bowel obstruction in adults, and is more likely to be secondary to postoperative adhesive bands. Colonic volvulus is a rare cause of large bowel obstruction, but more common than small bowel volvulus. The sigmoid is most frequently involved, with redundant colon as the primary cause.Cited by: 16. The doctor can see sigmoid volvulus. Children and adults can usually go back to their normal diet after the test, though cramping or bloating may occur during the first hour after the test. If volvulus is found, the doctor may use the sigmoidoscope to untwist the colon. However, if the colon is twisted tightly or if the blood flow has been cut.
Jul 11, 2010 · In sigmoid volvulus (SV), the sigmoid colon wraps around itself and its mesentery. SV accounts for 2% to 50% of all colonic obstructions and has an interesting geographic dispersion. SV generally affects adults, and it is more common in males. The etiology of .