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Caecal and sigmoid volvulus in the same patient
  1. P. G. Reasbeck

    Abstract

    A patient is described who developed caecal volvulus several years after sigmoid colectomy for recurrent sigmoid volvulus. The pathophysiology of colonic volvulus is briefly reviewed, and it is suggested that an innate tendency to poor muscular tone in the colon may predispose to volvulus, while conversely excessive tone may lead to diverticular disease.

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