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Segmental Volvulus
Ethan A. Smith, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Primary segmental volvulus
            • Definitions

              • Twisting of bowel leading to obstruction ± ischemia
              • Segmental volvulus can occur ± lead point or adhesive band
                • Lead point is more common in older children

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • Fluoroscopic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • MR Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Treatment

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Kim SH et al: Primary segmental volvulus of small intestine: surgical perspectives according to age at diagnosis. Front Pediatr. 7:146, 2019
                                    2. Garel C et al: Diagnosis of pediatric gastric, small-bowel and colonic volvulus. Pediatr Radiol. 46(1):130-8, 2016
                                    3. Kargl S et al: Volvulus without malposition--a single-center experience. J Surg Res. 193(1):295-9, 2015
                                    4. Cauley CE et al: Giant mesenteric lymphatic malformation presenting as small bowel volvulus. J Surg Case Rep. 2013(9), 2013
                                    5. Cherian A et al: Small bowel volvulus due to giant mesenteric lipoma. Pediatr Surg Int. 20(11-12):869-71, 2004
                                    6. Navarro OM et al: Contrast enema depiction of small-bowel volvulus in complicated neonatal bowel obstruction. Pediatr Radiol. 34(12):1020-3, 2004
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Primary segmental volvulus
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Twisting of bowel leading to obstruction ± ischemia
                                                • Segmental volvulus can occur ± lead point or adhesive band
                                                  • Lead point is more common in older children

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Kim SH et al: Primary segmental volvulus of small intestine: surgical perspectives according to age at diagnosis. Front Pediatr. 7:146, 2019
                                                                      2. Garel C et al: Diagnosis of pediatric gastric, small-bowel and colonic volvulus. Pediatr Radiol. 46(1):130-8, 2016
                                                                      3. Kargl S et al: Volvulus without malposition--a single-center experience. J Surg Res. 193(1):295-9, 2015
                                                                      4. Cauley CE et al: Giant mesenteric lymphatic malformation presenting as small bowel volvulus. J Surg Case Rep. 2013(9), 2013
                                                                      5. Cherian A et al: Small bowel volvulus due to giant mesenteric lipoma. Pediatr Surg Int. 20(11-12):869-71, 2004
                                                                      6. Navarro OM et al: Contrast enema depiction of small-bowel volvulus in complicated neonatal bowel obstruction. Pediatr Radiol. 34(12):1020-3, 2004