Cecal Volvulus

  • Andrew Yeh
  • Stefan ScholzEmail author


This chapter describes abdominal exploration with reduction of cecal volvulus and right hemicolectomy versus cecostomy tube/button. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the critical concepts and different techniques for this procedure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Cecal volvulus Cecal bascule Detorsion Right hemicolectomy Cecostomy Cecopexy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh, Department of SurgeryPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatric SurgeryPittsburghUSA

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