Transverse Colon Volvulus and Hepatic Angle in 29-year-old male: Case report

Author(s): Rodriguez Ramos José A, Heredia Montaño M, Philippe Ponce M, Mendez Sánchez A, Linares Melo S.

Introduction: Volvulus is a rare but life-threatening condition that occurs when a segment of the gastrointestinal tract twists on itself, causing intestinal obstruction and vascular involvement. Despite advances in imaging and surgical techniques, optimal management of the hepatic angle volvulus and transverse colon remains controversial, and long-term results are not well defined.

Objectives: To describe the clinical presentation, the diagnostic study, the treatment of a volvulus of the hepatic angle and the transverse colon in a young patient, with the aim of increasing awareness and understanding of this rare condition.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective study was conducted in a 29-year-old male patient with non-specific symptoms of acute abdominal pain.

Conclusion: This case report highlights the challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of the transverse colon and the volvulus of the hepatic angle. Therefore, careful review and interpretation of imaging studies, along with other clinical and laboratory findings, are crucial in arriving at an accurate diagnosis.

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