rss
BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221152
  • Images in…

Orthodontic braces come back to bite: a novel presentation of a small bowel volvulus

  1. Richard Naunton-Morgan
  1. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, General Surgery, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Talia Shepherd, talia.shepherd{at}health.wa.gov.au
  • Accepted 19 June 2017
  • Published 7 August 2017

Description

A previously well 30-year-old woman re-presented to the emergency department complaining of worsening central abdominal pain initially colicky at first presentation 2 days earlier. She was tachycardic at 105 and other vital signs were normal. Her abdomen was peritonitic. At initial presentation, she was thought to have biliary colic, even though ultrasound and hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scans were normal. She did not have plain abdominal films. …

Register for free content

The full text of all Editor's Choice articles and summaries of every article are free without registration

The full text of Images in ... articles are free to registered users

Only fellows can access the full text of case reports (apart from Editor's Choice) - become a fellow today, or encourage your institution to, so that together we can grow and develop this resource

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the case reports as they are published, and let us know what you think by commenting on the Editor's blog

Navigate This Article