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  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Volvulus

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    Volvulus

    Volvulus is a twisting of the colon around itself, sometimes causing strangulation with ischemia and necrosis. Occasionally, the rotation can be reduced noninvasively with an endoscope.

    Image provided by David M. Martin, MD.

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