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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Sigmoid volvulus in a young patient: Beware of Hirschprung's disease

1 Department of General Surgery, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Medical College, Kolkata, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.118156

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Sigmoid volvulus is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of Hirschsprung' disease. A young patient presenting with sigmoid volvulus is not common and Hirschsprung's disease should be suspected in patients in this age group presenting with otherwise unexplained colonic volvulus. Here we report a rare and interesting case of Hirschsprung's disease presenting as sigmoid volvulus in a 15-year-old girl and the sufferings of the patient due to this uncommon entity.

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