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abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction

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The role of Onchocerca volvulus in the development of epilepsy in a rural area of Tanzania.
On the basis of the computed tomography findings, the patient was taken to theatre for her presumed caecal volvulus.
volvulus strains exist, the differences in the epidemiological and clinical signs of onchocerciasis in the endemic regions had been attributed to these variations (6,11).
Xyleborus volvulus was also present in all of the sampled trees and in relatively high numbers.
Surgical intervention (such as subtotal colectomy, peritoneal fixation of the colon, hepatopexy) may required in patients with persistent pain, refractory ileus, colonic volvulus or bowel ischemia.
Ileri yaslarda gorulmesi nadir de olsa, bu donemde kronik veya kolik tarzi karin agrisi, kusma, emilim bozuklugu, akut bagirsak tikanikligi, "mid-gut" volvulus, bagirsak iskemisi gibi bulgularla tani alan olgular vardir; hatta hic belirti vermeden otopside gorulebilir (2-5).
Two patients are presented, the first had massive gut resection from ischaemic changes due to volvulus and the second had jejunotransverse colon bypass because of malignant intestinal obstruction from massive tumour infiltration of the small and proximal large bowel.
2%, with celiac disease; three with inflammatory bowel disease; one with malignancy; and one with sigmoid volvulus.
The radiographic findings in achalasia, esophageal varices, adenocarcinoma of the stomach, leiomyoma arising from the muscular layer of the stomach wall, intussusception, ascariasis, volvulus, lymphomatous polyposis, diverticulitis, Crohn disease, schistosomiasis, and AIDS are demonstrated.
While in Dewsbury District Hospital Mrs Oldroyd developed an extremely rare condition, gastric volvulus, a twisting of the stomach.
In an autopsy report, the medical examiner in Miami's Dade County said the twisting, or volvulus, was a congenital condition.
Postoperatively, the patient had a distal intestinal obstruction requiring reduction of a volvulus.
volvulus, Xylosandrus crassiusculus, and numerous species of Anobiidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, and Platypodinae.
2) Malrotation with or without volvulus certainly can be associated with JA and duodenal atresia; however, it is uncommon with isolated IA.
River blindness is a debilitating neglected tropical disease caused by the worm Onchocerca volvulus, which is transmitted through the bites of infected blackflies.