What are the signs of systemic toxicity in sigmoid and cecal volvulus?

Updated: Jul 24, 2020
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Depending on the extent of bowel ischemia or fecal peritonitis, signs of systemic toxicity may be apparent. Because of the massive abdominal distention, the patient may have respiratory and cardiovascular compromise.

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