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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 117-121

A deadly twist detorted

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, De Los Santos Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

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Aries Glenn B. Superable
2nd year resident De Los Santos Medical Center, Quezon City
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DOI: 10.4103/pjog.pjog_14_21

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Intestinal obstruction secondary to sigmoid colon volvulus in pregnancy is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy with significant maternal and fetal mortality. We report the first case in this institution of volvulus of the sigmoid colon in a pregnant patient on her 30th week age of gestation that was successfully managed conservatively with flexible colonoscopic decompression and detorsion. The presenting signs and symptoms seen in this patient are the same as with a nonpregnant patient and are often nonspecific. Hence, a high level of suspicion is essential for early diagnosis. Fetal and maternal mortality rates are higher during pregnancy if the diagnosis is delayed.

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