Published online Sep 27, 2013. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v5.i9.256
Revised: September 9, 2013
Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published online: September 27, 2013
Core tip: In patients presenting with acute bowel obstruction rare causes such as caecal volvulus must be included in the differential diagnosis. Herniation of caecal volvulus through a diaphragmatic hernia is a very rare condition and may have been precipitated by the colonic tumour.