Organoaxial volvulus of descending colon: a case report

Rajasree Dhinadhayalan, Lokesh Kumar T., Shailendra Singh Naik, Padhmini B.


“Colonic volvulus” refers to the twisting of colon, which most commonly involves sigmoid colon causing obstruction, ischemia and gangrene. But very rarely segment of descending colon can be involved. This is a case of 42 year old male with vomiting, abdomen pain and distension since one day, showing organoaxial volvulus of descending colon loop with a twist of mesentery.


Colonic obstruction, Descending colon, Mesenteric twist, Persistent mesocolon, Volvulus, Whirled configuration

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