Intestinal knotting : A case report and brief literature review

Sohail, Mushtaq and Tan, Alyson Su Yin and Sim, Sze Kiat and Nik Azim, Nik Abdullah (2020) Intestinal knotting : A case report and brief literature review. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 75 (5). pp. 606-608. ISSN 0300-5283

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Ileo-ileal knotting is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. In this condition, one bowel loop makes a knot with an adjacent bowel loop, resulting in mechanical obstruction and even gangrene of the bowel. We present a case of a young girl with ileo-ileal knotting resulting in a closed-loop obstruction and gangrene of the small bowel loop. This is a difficult condition to diagnose; a high index of suspicion and early surgical intervention are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intestinal knotting, morbidity and mortality, intestinal obstruction, Ileo-ileal knotting, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 01:20
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 11:02

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