Title

Transverse Colon Volvulus in a Patient with Autism

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Citrus

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

9-9-2020

Keywords

transverse colon, volvulus, large bowel obstruction, autransverse colon, volvulus, large bowel obstruction, autismtism

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Surgery

Abstract

Transverse colon volvulus is an extremely rare cause of bowel obstruction with approximately 100 cases reported in literature. Transverse colon volvulus presents with signs and symptoms of large bowel obstruction, but it can become a surgical emergency due to bowel infarction or peritonitis. We present a rare case of transverse colon volvulus in a 36-year-old male patient with severe autism. We hope this case report will raise awareness of this disease.

Publisher or Conference

Journal of Surgical Case Reports

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