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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012, Article ID 236109, 3 pages
Case Report

Gangrenous Cecal Volvulus Complicating Puerperium: Is the Delay in Diagnosis Really Inevitable?

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. RPGMC at Tanda, Set No. 112, Vivekanand Resident Hostel, Tanda 176001, India
2Department of General Surgery, Dr. RPGMC at Tanda, Tanda 176001, India

Received 4 March 2012; Accepted 10 April 2012

Academic Editors: J.-H. Nam and K. Takeuchi

Copyright © 2012 Chanderdeep Sharma 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.


Volvulus in puerperium is a rare event. We present a case of cecal volvulus following normal vaginal delivery that ended with cecal gangrene and hemicolectomy.