Postpartum Sigmoid Volvulus: A Case Report
International Journal of Research and Reports in Gynaecology,
Sigmoid volvulus is a rare complication of pregnancy and the puerperium.A case of a35-year-old patient, gravida 1, para 1, recently delivered her foetus with caesarean section. Her postoperative period was complicated by abdominal distension, bilious vomiting and absolute constipation and the ultimate diagnosis of sigmoid volvulus. The patient was surgically treated by sigmoidectomy and potoperative medications ; and discharged 8 days postoperatively. Conclusion: Prompt surgical evaluation of an acute abdomen during the postpartum period is important; delayed diagnosis and poor treatment can lead to significant maternal morbidity and mortality.
- Intestinal volvulus
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