Intestinal Volvulus Underlying Cause
The exact cause for volvulus is unknown. However, volvulus is more common in those whose intestine developed abnormally before birth.
There are three main types of volvulus:
- Midgut volvulus:
- Portion of the intestine between the stomach and the colon
- Cecal volvulus:
- Portion of the intestine where the colon and small bowel meet
- Sigmoid volvulus:
- Portion of the intestine between the colon and the rectum
Continue to Intestinal Volvulus Anatomy
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