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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

Midgut volvulus with giant jejunal diverticulum in an elderly patient: Case report with literature review

Department of Surgery, Colleage of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriya University; Department of Surgery, Al Yarmouk Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

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Dr. Hasanain Abdulameer Jasim
Department of Surgery, Colleage of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad; Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital, Baghdad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mj.mj_44_20

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Midgut volvulus is a rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in elderly patients. It can be classified into primary (without obvious cause) or secondary (secondary to other abnormality). Jejunal diverticula are an uncommon type of diverticulum of the small bowel. However, associated with a high rate of complications such as diverticulitis, perforation, or rarely volvulus. In this case report, we present a female elderly patient with a proximal small bowel volvulus around the axis of superior mesenteric vessels with the giant jejunal diverticulum at the tip of the volvulus.

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