Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic midgut volvulus?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Denis D Bensard, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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  • Chronic midgut volvulus is due to intermittent or partial twisting that results in lymphatic and venous obstruction.

  • The most common symptoms are recurrent abdominal pain and malabsorption syndrome. [24]

  • Further history taking among older patients with acute midgut volvulus may reveal presence of missed diagnosis of chronic midgut volvulus.

  • Other clinical features include recurrent bouts of diarrhea alternating with constipation, intolerance of solid food, obstructive jaundice, and gastroesophageal reflux. [25]


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