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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-116

Sigmoid volvulus in a child: An uncommon presentation of Hirschsprung disease

Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Anand Pandey
Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jms.jms_27_20

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Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in childhood, and it is very uncommon below the age of 20 years and above 70 years. In childhood, SV comprises 4% of all intestinal volvulus. Hirschsprung disease (HD) is a developmental disorder of the enteric nervous system, which is characterized by the absence of ganglion cells in the myenteric and Meissner plexus; rarely, SV may complicate HD. We treated one such patient. Being extremely rare, this association is being reported with a review of the relevant literature.

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