Colonic volvulus is a relatively uncommon cause of large bowel obstruction, accounting for 10% of colonic obstructions. Volvulus of the transverse colon is quite rare, accounting for only 4–11% of all reported cases of colonic volvulus (Kerry RL, Ransom HK. Volvulus of the colon: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Arch Surg 1969;99:215–221). We report an unusual case of documented volvulus of the transverse colon in a young man with intestinal malrotation and concomitant duodenal obstruction by Ladd's bands.
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Published online: July 09, 2007
Accepted: April 28, 2007
Received: April 11, 2007
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