Malrotation Of Gut With Volvulus In Early Pregnancy

Kharka, Latha and Sarma, Digvijoy and Pai, Muralidhar and Sehgal, Kriti and Nambiar, Jayaram (2013) Malrotation Of Gut With Volvulus In Early Pregnancy. NJIRM, 4 (5). pp. 109-110. ISSN 2230 - 9969

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Abstract

Intestinal obstruction in pregnancy is uncommon, but is associated with significant maternal and fetal mortality. The delay in diagnosis is due to nonspecific symptoms and a disinclination to carry out radiological investigations in pregnancy.We report a rare case of transverse colon volvulus due to malrotation of gut leading to intestinal obstruction in early pregnancy.Surgical intervention was done and the patient had a successful recovery.With this case we would like to emphasize the need for thorough investigations and clinical suspicion of rare causes of acute abdomen in pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pregnancy, Intestinal Obstruction, Volvulus, Malrotation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 04:11
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2014 04:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138327

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