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GONZALEZ CONSTANTEN, Juan et al. Presentation of a Pediatric Patient with Sigmoid Volvulus. ccm [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.189-196. ISSN 1560-4381.

Sigmoid volvulus is a cause of intestinal obstruction whose frequency is very low in the early years of life, producing intestinal obstruction or intestinal repeated subocclusions, in the Surgery service it is not considered a disease for differential diagnosis as cause of acute abdomen for diagnosis, and always need a good examination, plain abdominal radiographic study in an erect position, which is the initial imaging study and should be performed in a case of suspected intestinal obstruction, and its certainty study of colon by enema. A 15- year- old patient who underwent a surgery of sigmoid volvulus was presented in this paper, which contributes to the small number of cases recorded worldwide. The elements of diagnosis made and the treatment given to this patient were declared.

Palabras clave : sigmoid volvulus; intestinal obstruction; children.

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