Sigmoid Volvulus in pregnancy: Case report.

KAISHA DROTSIANYIWYCKLIFFE. "Sigmoid Volvulus in pregnancy: Case report.". In: The Ann Afr Surg 2010; 5:44-46. Wiley; 2010.


Sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy is a rare condition that poses a myriad of challenges in diagnosis and management of the patient. It demands on the clinician a high index of suspicion, expeditious treatment involving resuscitation and good judgment in handling of the bowel in face of added potential morbidity and mortality to the mother and fetus. We report a case of gangrenous sigmoid volvulus with a viable third trimester pregnancy and discuss potential pitfalls in diagnosis and management.




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