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Dis Colon Rectum. 2002 Feb;45(2):264-7.

The management of cecal volvulus.

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Department of Surgery, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.


Cecal volvulus is second only to sigmoid volvulus in its frequency of occurrence. Diagnostic doubt is not uncommon in cecal volvulus; nonoperative decompression is rarely achievable; and if gangrene supervenes, mortality rises appreciably. Resection is mandatory for gangrene and a grossly distended, thin-walled cecum. Cecopexy and cecostomy seem less-effective and more morbid options than resection and anastomosis for viable bowel. However, their role needs reappraisal in the light of advances in minimally invasive techniques.

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