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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 pp 207-209

Case Report

Small bowel volvulus due to multiple jejuna diverticulae – a rare case report

G. P. Sekar1, T. V. Subha2, B. Selvaraj3, M. M. Usman4

1,3Associate Professor, 2,4Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and RC, Ariyur, Puducherry- 605102, INDIA.


Academic Editor: Dr. Aher K. R.



Small bowel volvulus without malrotation is uncommon, and most surgeons have limited experience in this condition. We present an interesting case of small bowel volvulus with jejunal diverticulosis but without any evidence of malrotation. 55 yrs old female patient who complained of intermittent upper abdominal pain for 2 yrs .CT scan revealed mesenteric vessel ‘whirlpool’ sign and laporotomy showed small bowel volvulus with multiple jejunal diverticulae in the involved segment. This case highlights the small bowel volvulus secondary to jejunal diverticulosis, a rare cause of small bowel obstruction which needs early diagnosis and prompt treatment.