A rare case of sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy in a Tertiary care centre: a case report


  • Rajarajeswari Ramalingam Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Thanjavur Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
  • Soundarajan Pradiba Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Thanjavur Medical College, Tamilnadu, India
  • Antony Michael Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Thanjavur Medical College, Tamilnadu, India




Sigmoid colon, Volvulus, Pregnancy


Intestinal obstruction complicating pregnancy is an extremely rare complication during pregnancy. Volvulus of the sigmoid colon is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction complicating pregnancy accounting for upto 44% of the aetiology. We report a case of sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy in a woman with 34 weeks amenorrhoea which was diagnosed early in spite of its late presentation and successfully managed with resection and primary anastamosis. Sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy carries a high maternal mortality and morbidity, fetal mortality and needs a high index of suspicion and early surgical intervention.


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