Management of sigmoid volvulus during labor : a challenging situation

  • El Habib Belhaddad Cadi Ayyad University – Faculty of medicine and pharmacy of Marrakech
  • Sara Ait Souabni Cadi Ayyad University – Faculty of medicine and pharmacy of Marrakech
Keywords: Sigmoid volvulus

Abstract

Acute intestinal obstruction is rare during pregnancy. Its diagnosis is difficult because the symptoms can be minimal and mimic signs of a regular pregnancy. Sigmoid volvulus is a common cause of these obstructions. The management is challenging because it depends on many factors, and affects maternal-fetal outcomes. We report a case of a 32-year-old woman with sigmoid volvulus associated with fetal demise that came during labor and we discuss the management options.

Published
2022-07-01
Section
Case Report

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eISSN: 1995-7262
print ISSN: 1995-7262