Summary of Volvulus
Flashcards on Volvulus
A volvulus is the twisting of a portion of bowel around its . This can lead to obstruction and infarction.
Questions on Volvulus
A 37-year-old man with a history of irritable bowel syndrome presents to the emergency department with acute intermittent abdominal cramping, vomiting, and constipation that started the night before, 2 hours after dinner. The patient stated he has never felt this pain before, and rated it as a 9 on a 10 point scale. Physical exam revealed a tympanic and asymmetrically distended abdomen in the right lower quadrant. The patient was rushed to the operating room for an emergency procedure. As the surgeon operates, he most likely resects structures supplied by which of the following arteries?