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Intestinal obstruction from midgut volvulus after laparoscopic appendectomy

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We present the case of a 30-year-old man who developed a small bowel obstruction from an acute midgut volvulus 8 days after undergoing a laparoscopic appendectomy. There was no evidence of congenital malrotation or midgut volvulus on the initial computed tomography (CT) scan or at laparoscopy. Subsequently, a midgut volvulus developed in the absence of congenital malrotation.

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Cuadra, S., Khalife, M., Char, D. et al. Intestinal obstruction from midgut volvulus after laparoscopic appendectomy. Surg Endosc 16, 215 (2002).

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