• Only two cases of transverse colon volvulus in the pediatric age group are reported in the literature. We are reporting two additional cases. We suggest that predisposing abnormalities include a redundant transverse colon, an elongated mesocolon, and close attachment or lack of fixation of the proximal and distal parts of the transverse colon. Other intestinal abnormalities may occur later.
(Arch Surg 111:90, 1976)
Howell HS, Freeark RJ, Bartizal JF. Transverse Colon Volvulus in Pediatric Patients. Arch Surg. 1976;111(1):90. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360190092022
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: