TITLE

Cecal Volvulus in a Child with CHARGE Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Hong-Shiee Lai; Chi-Yen Feng
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Apr2006, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p356
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cecal volvulus occurring in a child with CHARGE syndrome is presented. This boy was known to have CHARGE syndrome with multiple congenital anomalies, including coloboma, ventricular septal defect, choanal atresia, growth and mental retardation, bilateral cryptorchidism, dysplasia of the right ear, cleft lip, and hydrocephalus. Nissen's fundoplication had been previously performed for severe hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal regurgitation at the age of 1 year. Cecal volvulus occurred with a 540-degree clockwise rotation of terminal ileum to the right transverse colon and a displacement of the rotated loop to the right upper quadrant of the abdomen when he was 10 years old. Right hemicolectomy with divided ileo- and colostomy was performed. A second staged ileocolostomy was performed uneventfully 3 months later. The midline structural defects with nonfixation of the cecum and ascending colon, chronic constipation, and previous abdominal surgery might have been the predisposing factors.
ACCESSION #
20545481

 

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