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Cirugía paraguaya

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FRETES, Isaías Ricardo; MEDINA GUTIERREZ, orge; MUJICA, Luis Antonio  and  ACHA, Marta María. INTESTINAL OCCLUSION CECAL VOLVULUS. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.2, pp.25-27. ISSN 2307-0420.

SUMMARY The volvulus of cecum is a clinical rare condition and represents only 1% of the cases of intestinal occlusion in adults. Usually, patients suffering from this condition, present a clinical chart of intermittent abdominal pain, vomits and nonexcretion of feces from the rectum. The clinical case of a patient who underwent a surgery due to an occlusive syndrome is presented, where a volvulus of cecum with vascular compromise was identified. This medical literature review was aimed at describing the clinical characteristics of this condition analyzing causes and treatment strategies regarding this complex situation as well.

Keywords : Volvulus of cecum; Right hemicolectomy.

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