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Has anyone out there treated a cecal volvulus conservatively?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes; poor results.

Treatment that does not remove the right colon is associated with a very high recurrence rate.
While colon resection does have risks that must be considered, there is a significant mortality rate seen with repeat volvulus.

In brief: Yes; poor results.

Treatment that does not remove the right colon is associated with a very high recurrence rate.
While colon resection does have risks that must be considered, there is a significant mortality rate seen with repeat volvulus.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Generally, right colectomy.
Cecal fixation has been tried.

In brief: Depends

Generally, right colectomy.
Cecal fixation has been tried.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but

Occassional the volvulus can be resolved with a barium enema xray or with a colonoscope, however they will most often recur and ultimately will probably require surgical correction.
In either case it should be managed and supervised by a surgeon.

In brief: Yes, but

Occassional the volvulus can be resolved with a barium enema xray or with a colonoscope, however they will most often recur and ultimately will probably require surgical correction.
In either case it should be managed and supervised by a surgeon.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

It can be treated with a lower GI contrast study (barium enema) or endoscopically.

In brief: Yes

It can be treated with a lower GI contrast study (barium enema) or endoscopically.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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