Volvulus

Twisting of a loop of bowel at the base of the loop, so that its lumen is occluded or its blood supply is impaired

volvulus

[n] - abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the are of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
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Volvulus

twisting and obstruction of an area of intestine
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Volvulus

Volvulus: Abnormal twisting of the intestine which can impair the blood flow to the intestine. Volvulus can lead to gangrene and death of that segment of the gastrointestinal tract, intestinal obstruction, perforation of the intestine, and peritonitis. The stomach, small intestine, cecum, and sigmoid colon are all subject to volvulus. Malrotation o...
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Volvulus

Vol'vu·lus noun [ New Latin , from Latin volvere to turn about, to roll.] (Medicine) (a) The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic. (b) Any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction; ileus. See Ileus .
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volvulus

noun abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the are of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
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volvulus

(vol´vu-lәs) twisting of a loop of intestine, causing obstruction. It may become strangulated.
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Volvulus

• (n.) Any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction; ileus. See Ileus. • (n.) The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic.
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volvulus

twisting of a portion of the digestive tract on its mesentery (the fold of membrane that attaches the intestine to the posterior abdominal wall), ... [1 related articles]
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volvulus

Type: Term Pronunciation: vol′vyū-lŭs Definitions: 1. A twisting of the intestine or other structure such as in gastric volvulus causing obstruction; if left untreated may result in vascular compromise of the involved intestine or organ.
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Volvulus

Twist of intestinal tract
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Volvulus

A condition wherein the stomach or the intestines are twisted abnormally, resulting in the blood supply being cut off to the area, or in obstruction in the intestines.
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