Delayed diagnosis of abdominal pain

General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2006.0005
6
11-14
Delayed diagnosis of abdominal pain

We report the case of a 48-year-old woman with abdominal pain who was misdiagnosed with sigmoid volvulus, causing a delay in the correct diagnosis of caecal volvulus. The reasons for this misdiagnosis are explored, to bring attention to this common and potentially fatal error, and to the features and management of caecal volvulus.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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