Rare case of cecal Volvulus reported in child with congenital dilated cardiomyopathy
Ahmed E. Shehata and colleagues from the Pediatric Surgery Department, Cairo University, Egypt reported that cecal volvulus should be kept in mind in a child presenting with signs suggestive of intestinal obstruction, according to their case report published in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.
Cecal volvulus (CV) is an extremely rare cause of intestinal obstruction in the pediatric age group. Cecal mobility, due to malfixation and malrotation, is the main cause. CV usually presents with constipation, abdominal pain, and distention. Common complications entail strangulation, ischemia, and gangrene.