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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 971213, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/971213
Case Report

Postvaginal Delivery Caecal Volvulus and Perforation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough SL2 4HL, UK

Received 10 October 2011; Accepted 15 November 2011

Academic Editors: P. De Franciscis, S.-Y. Ku, and L. Nilas

Copyright © 2012 M. M. Abdullah Agha. 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

Intestinal obstruction is an uncommon complication of pregnancy and pueperium. It has different etiologies and voluvlus is one of the common causes. High index of suspicion is needed to diagnose it as initial presentation is nonspecific and that is critical to avoid adverse outcomes. We presented here one of these cases that followed vaginal delivery and ended with caecal perforation and hemicolectomy.