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Primary Segmental Volvulus Mimicking Ileal Atresia

Author(s): Raghu Shankar | Sadashiva Rao | Kishan B Shetty

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
ISSN 2226-0439

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Primary segmental volvulus | Neonate | Ileal atresia

Neonatal intestinal volvulus in the absence of malrotation is a rare occurrence and rarer still is intestinal volvulus in absence of any other predisposing factors. Primary segmental volĀ­vulus in neonates is very rare entity which can have catastrophic outcome if not intervened at appropriate time. We report two such cases which were preoperatively diagnosed as ileal atresia and intraoperatively revealed to be primary segmental volvulus of the ileum.
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