Caecal volvulus following a complicated caesarean section

Julie Isabelle Plougmann Gislinge, Cecilie Johanne Scheuer, Camilla Hauge Toustrup, Elisabeth Thal Roenneberg

Abstract

A caecal volvulus is a rare, but severe complication to a caesarean section, with serious risks of perforation, necrosis and peritonitis. We describe a case of a Middle Eastern woman admitted for an elective caesarean section due to a history of three cesareans in her home country. The operation was complicated by massive adhesions and a postpartum bleed of 1750 mL. She developed severe abdominal pain refractory to strong pain medication postoperatively. She was diagnosed with a caecal volvulus without perforation on CT, which was confirmed by laparotomy. The patient was treated with a hemicolectomy and made a full recovery.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummere252757
TidsskriftBMJ Case Reports
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer8
ISSN1757-790X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 22 aug. 2023

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