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Volvulus

Small Bowel Volvulus, Courtesy  African Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Small Bowel Volvulus Caused the  Enlarged Dark Loops. Courtesy African Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

What Is Volvulus?

Volvulus is twisting of a loop(s) of bowel onto itself which effectively closes it thus preventing digested matter from passing and causing engorgement of the closed loop with gas and fluid.

Q: How does the bowel get untwisted?

A: This condition usually necessitates surgical correction although some do return to their proper position.

The danger is that there may develop necrosis of the twisted loop(s) in which case, if left untreated, death will ensue.

What Is Volvulus In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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