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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 485863, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/485863
Case Report

Small Bowel Ischemia due to Jejunum Volvulus in Pregnancy: A Case Report

1Second Department of Surgery, Aretaieion University Hospital, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
2First Department of Anesthesiology, Aretaieion University Hospital, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece
3First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieion University Hospital, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece

Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 2 December 2012

Academic Editors: L. Nilas, M. A. Osmanagaoglu, and J.-C. Shih

Copyright © 2012 Ioannis Vassiliou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The diagnosis of intestinal obstruction in pregnancy is difficult, as the symptoms may mimic pregnancy-associated complaints. The surgical management is challenging, as the mortality rate of midgut volvulus in pregnancy is high. We report the case of a 35-year-old woman at 21 weeks and 5 days of gestation with small bowel obstruction who presented to our institution with a 24 h history of colicky abdominal pain and nausea and who finally had a successful open repair.