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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Usually no: Volvulus may be reversible but at some point may require surgical correction or minimalist reduction if patient's condition precludes surgery.
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
48 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: Volvulus is twisting of the intesting and, in general, if not untwisted within 6 hours, the bowel will die. There are children with a chronic volvulu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Xray or CT: Either of the above will detect a volvulus and based on the findings, appropriate therapy will be initiated. Most common types are sigmoid and cecal.
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Radiologic: Simple abdominal xrays may be helpful. Oftentimes a contrast study such as upper GI or lower GI is necessary.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Rarely: Volvulus is a twisting of the GI tract. It can occur at the stomach level, small bowel and proximal colon or the sigmoid colon. Some activities such a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
35 years experience General Surgery
Distention, pain: Volvulus can occur in different parts of the GI tract including stomach, small intestine and different parts of the colon. Symptoms are from obstructi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
53 years experience Neonatology
Twisting: of the loop of intestine on the axis of its mysentery it causes blockage with constipation vomiting and severe abdominal cramps
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, : Not common, but possible, and it is surgical emergency if it is acute. Commonly, it happens in a paraesophageal hiatal hernia.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean with inducing. That usually means doing something to a pregnant woman to bring on labor. Doesn't make sense in your questi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Think garden hose: The intestines are a complex & long tubular structure with some parts firmly attached & some parts that float somewhat freely in the abdomen. If the f ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Not common but it can happen. Surgical correction is effective.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends : Depends on the age of the patient and mode of correction of volvulus. 2-3 days if infant/child and endoscopic correction is done. If surgery is requir ... Read More
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