Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Intestinal Volvulus Outlook

What to expect with a volvulus:

  • The outlook for volvulus depends on the severity and age of the individual.
  • Most cases of volvulus respond well to treatment.
  • About 5 percent of infants and 20 percent of the elderly with a volvulus die from complications.

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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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