Volvulus of the cecum following transplant donor nephrectomy

Surgery. 1977 Nov;82(5):764-7.


Volvulus of the cecum, a rare postoperative complication, occurred on the first postoperative day following left nephroureterectomy in a volunteer kidney donor. Postoperative cecal volvulus can occur after practically any operation, may present insidiously like adynamic ileus, but may progress rapidly to gangrene of the involved intestine. Etiologic factors, diagnosis, and treatment are reviewed briefly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cecal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cecal Diseases / etiology*
  • Cecal Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Intestinal Obstruction / surgery
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy*
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Tissue Donors*
  • Transplantation, Homologous
  • Ureter / surgery