What two conditions must be present for the development of sigmoid and cecal volvulus?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Two conditions must be present for the development of a cecal volvulus: (1) an abnormally mobile segment of cecum and colon and (2) a fixed point around which the mobile segment can twist. The second condition is created through normal ileocolic attachments, as well as through abnormal adhesions after surgery or appendicitis.


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