Case Report

A Rare Cause Of İntestinal Obstruction: Transverse Colon Volvulus

  • Hakan Buluş
  • Ahmet Koyuncu
  • Altan Aydın
  • Muzaffer Akkoca
  • Alper Yavuz
  • Ali Coşkun

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2012;22(3):101-104

Transverse colon volvulus is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Factors that may predispose to excessive mobilization include an elongated mesentery or a mesentery with a narrow base. Successful treatment relies on early recognition and timely intervention. 51-years old male patient presented to the emergency service with severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Radiographic and tomographic imaging showed large bowel obstruction. The patient was taken for a laparotomy. Volvulus of transverse colon was found. After a transverse colectomy, exteriorize both ends of colon, the ascending colon as an end colostomy and the proximal descending colon as a mucous fistula.

Keywords: Colon, Volvulus, Transverse Colon