How is hypovolemia managed in patients with 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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The patient is resuscitated with intravenous isotonic crystalloid solution to correct fluid deficits and hypovolemia. This is performed while the patient is being examined and arrangements are being made to attempt endoscopic reduction of volvulus. Laboratory tests and plain radiographs of the abdomen are obtained in the emergency department.


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