Laparoscopic treatment of acute mesenteric torsion.


Journal Article

Acute torsion of the small bowel mesentery is a diagnostically challenging cause of acute abdominal pain, which most commonly afflicts pediatric patients with midgut malrotation. We describe a case of mesenteric torsion in an adult patient that had manifested as acute abdominal pain. The patient had a remote history of prior abdominal surgery, presenting on multiple occasions with undiagnosed acute intermittent abdominal pain. Diagnosis of mesenteric torsion was made by contrast enhanced CT and the ailment was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery without recurrence.

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Cited Authors

  • Brennan, TV; Horn, JK; Stollman, NH

Published Date

  • June 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1004 -

PubMed ID

  • 12163972

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12163972

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-2218

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0930-2794

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00464-001-4132-y


  • eng