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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-120  

Volvulus obstruction of the small and large bowels

JD Wig, SM Bose, SP Kaushik 
 Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India

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J D Wig
Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012
India

77 cases of intestinal volvulus seen during the last 6 years have been analysed; majority belong to 20-40 years age group. More than 50% presented after 72 hours of onset of symptoms. Small bowel was the site of volvulus in 65% of cases, transverse colon in 2.6% and sigmoid in 23.4%. 32.5% cases had strangulation obstruc­tion. Volvulus was of primary idiopathic variety in 84.5% of cases. Resection was required in 52%. The overall mortality was 10.5% in the series.


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Wig J D, Bose S M, Kaushik S P. Volvulus obstruction of the small and large bowels.J Postgrad Med 1978;24:117-120


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Wig J D, Bose S M, Kaushik S P. Volvulus obstruction of the small and large bowels. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1978 [cited 2022 May 21 ];24:117-120
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