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  Ileosigmoid knot which is a cause of acute abdomen at 28 week of pregnancy: A rare case report [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2017; 22(3): 110-113 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2017.35220  

Ileosigmoid knot which is a cause of acute abdomen at 28 week of pregnancy: A rare case report

Osman Toktaş1, Numan Çim2
1Yuzuncu Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Department Of General Surgery
2Yuzuncu Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Department Of Gynecology

Ileosigmoid knot (ISK) is an unusual surgical emergency. ISK, which is also known as compound volvulus or double volvulus is a rare case leading to intestinal obstruction. ISK is an unusual phenomenon in the West, but is relatively common in some African, Asian and Middle Eastern nations. This condition is serious, usually progressing rapidly to gangrene. Awareness of the condition is vital for early diagnosis and optimal management. ISK has to be considered in differential diagnosis of patients who present with ileus. We present a rare case in a 41 year-old, 28 weeks pregnant woman for whom ISK was identified in the operation.

Keywords: Ileosigmoid knot, ileus, small bowel obstruction


Osman Toktaş, Numan Çim. Ileosigmoid knot which is a cause of acute abdomen at 28 week of pregnancy: A rare case report. Eastern J Med. 2017; 22(3): 110-113

Corresponding Author: Osman Toktaş, Türkiye


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