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Colonic Volvulus
Steven J. Kraus, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Cecal volvulus, sigmoid volvulus, transverse colon volvulus
            • Definitions

              • Colonic volvulus: Twisting of mobile segment of colon
              • Very rare in children

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • Fluoroscopic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  • Reporting Tips

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Garel C et al: Diagnosis of pediatric gastric, small-bowel and colonic volvulus. Pediatr Radiol. 46(1):130-8, 2016
                                    2. Perrot L et al: Management of the colonic volvulus in 2016. J Visc Surg. ePub, 2016
                                    3. Colinet S et al: Presentation and endoscopic management of sigmoid volvulus in children. Eur J Pediatr. 174(7):965-9, 2015
                                    4. Chen MH et al: Transverse colon volvulus presenting as 'inverted' coffee-bean sign. Arch Dis Child. 97(2):123, 2012
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Cecal volvulus, sigmoid volvulus, transverse colon volvulus
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Colonic volvulus: Twisting of mobile segment of colon
                                                • Very rare in children

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Garel C et al: Diagnosis of pediatric gastric, small-bowel and colonic volvulus. Pediatr Radiol. 46(1):130-8, 2016
                                                                      2. Perrot L et al: Management of the colonic volvulus in 2016. J Visc Surg. ePub, 2016
                                                                      3. Colinet S et al: Presentation and endoscopic management of sigmoid volvulus in children. Eur J Pediatr. 174(7):965-9, 2015
                                                                      4. Chen MH et al: Transverse colon volvulus presenting as 'inverted' coffee-bean sign. Arch Dis Child. 97(2):123, 2012