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Published: September 30, 2016

Authors: Chitnis A, Sabri S, Dhebri A and Siddiqui K

A 55-year-old woman presented with a 1-day history of generalized abdominal pain, distension and vomiting.The X-ray showed a classical coffee bean sign, representative of acute large bowel obstruction secondary to sigmoidvolvulus (a). Flexible sigmoidoscopy revealed a large area of necrotic mucosa and a patch of viable mucosa (b). Followingdecompression and derotation, the patient was managed conservatively and recovered fully.

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