Syed Mahmood

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I. What every physician needs to know. Volvulus refers to torsion of a segment of the alimentary tract, which often leads to bowel obstruction.The most common sites of volvulus are the sigmoid colon and the cecum.Volvulus of other portions of the alimentary tract, such as the stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, splenic flexure, and transverse colon,…

Mesenteric Ischemia

I. What every physician needs to know. Mesenteric ischemia is a condition caused by impaired blood flow to the intestines with presentation ranging from mild chronic symptoms to a catastrophic acute episode caused by bowel necrosis and death. Mesenteric ischemia can be classified by rapidity of symptom onset in to acute (AMI) versus chronic (CMI…

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