Transverse Colon Volvulus in a Patient with Autism
Citrus Memorial Hospital
transverse colon, volvulus, large bowel obstruction, autransverse colon, volvulus, large bowel obstruction, autismtism
Digestive System Diseases | Surgery
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
Shah R, Klumpp L, Negron-Diaz J, Carmain T, Jordan J. Transverse Colon Volvulus in a Patient with Autism. J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Sep;2020(9):rjaa284. https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjaa284