Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Sep 27, 2013; 5(9): 256-258
Published online Sep 27, 2013. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v5.i9.256
Colonic tumour precipitating caecal volvulus within a diaphragmatic hernia
Ricky Harminder Bhogal, Kambiz Maleki, Rajan Patel
Ricky Harminder Bhogal, Rajan Patel, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Russell’s Hall Hospital, West Midlands DY1 2HQ, United Kingdom
Kambiz Maleki, Department of Radiology, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Russell’s Hall Hospital, West Midlands DY1 2HQ, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Bhogal RH designed the report; Bhogal RH, Patel R were attending doctors for the patients; Patel R performed surgical operation; Maleki K performed image diagnosis; Bhogal RH organized the report; and Bhogal RH wrote paper.
Correspondence to: Dr. Ricky Harminder Bhogal, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Russell’s Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ, United Kingdom. balsin@hotmail.com
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Received: July 11, 2013
Revised: September 9, 2013
Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published online: September 27, 2013
Core Tip

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.