Which physical 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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  • Physical examination findings vary depending on whether the volvulus is present at the time of examination

  • If partial or complete volvulus is present at the time of examination, the patient may have signs and symptoms equivalent to those of acute midgut volvulus.

  • Patients usually have some degree of abdominal pain and distention.

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