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Jejunal volvulus: a rare complication after open appendicectomy (Abstract)

Mahmood Abbas, Saeed Al-Hindi, Anoop Kumar, Eizat Abrar, Aziz Hasan
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain



Small bowel volvulus after abdominal surgery is a rare complication. Early detection and urgent exploration is necessary to avoid bowel infarction. Post operative adhesions and bands are considered as predisposing factors in the etiology of postoperative volvulus. We present a case of jejunal volvulus that occurred early after open appendicectomy and was predisposed by severe bowel distension.

key words: appendicectomy, bowel distention, jejunal volvulus



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