Cecal volvulus: a complication of colonoscopy

Gastrointest Radiol. 1986;11(1):110-1. doi: 10.1007/BF02035046.


Colonoscopy is a widely used procedure with low morbidity and mortality. A case of cecal volvulus following colonoscopy is presented. This potentially lethal complication should be considered in patients with persistent abdominal pain following colonoscopy because it is easily diagnosed radiographically and requires emergency surgical intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cecal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cecal Diseases / etiology
  • Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography