Transverse colon volvulus – a case report and literature review
Transverse colon volvulus is a rare diagnosis, with less than 100 cases reported up to 2019. The condition is complicated by the absence of characteristic radiological findings and is typically diagnosed intraoperatively. It is a surgical emergency as the condition can lead to bowel necrosis and is associated with a mortality rate of up to 33%. Bowel resection is the treatment of choice, and if a megacolon is present a subtotal colectomy is recommended. Due to the rarity of transverse colon volvulus, limited data is available on the long-term outcome of patients.
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