Caecal volulus: A rare cause of caecal gangrene in children 635-636
Mch(paed. surg) Asst. prof. Dept of surgery,
S.N.M.C and H.S.K Hospital,
Navanagar, Bagalkot-587102,Karnataka, India
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The Caecal volvulus, a serious surgical condition, has a mortality of 10% which is extremely rare in children. We report a case of a 12 year old child, presenting with the acute signs and symptoms of peritonitis. An exploratory laparotomy revealed caecal volvulus which had resulted in caecal gangrene. This was treated by primary resection and anastomosis.