Video uploaded by : Dr. Daniel A. Popowich @ MountSinai IBDSurgeon
Video release date : Mar 21st, 2017
80yo M with a history of chronic constipation presents with obstipation and nausea/vomiting. CT revealed cecal volvulus. He underwent right hemicolectomy. Not shown is a side to side hand sewn anastomosis.
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