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Malrotation with transverse colon volvulus in early pregnancy: a rare cause for acute intestinal obstruction
  1. Digvijoy Sharma,
  2. Rajesh Parameshwaran,
  3. Tushar Dani,
  4. Prashanth Shetty
  1. General Surgery, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajesh Parameshwaran, rajeshnair39{at}, neurodoc39{at}


Colonic volvulus is a relatively uncommon cause of large bowel obstruction, accounting for 10% of colonic obstructions. Volvulus of the transverse colon is quite rare, accounting for only 4–11% of all reported cases. We report an unusual case of documented volvulus of the transverse colon in a pregnant woman with intestinal malrotation and concomitant acute intestinal obstruction by congenital bands and adhesions.

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