Definitions for volvulusˈvɒl vyə ləs

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  1. volvulus(noun)

    abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction

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  1. volvulus(Noun)

    Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Volvulus(noun)

    the spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic

  2. Volvulus(noun)

    any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction; ileus. See Ileus

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. L. volvere to turn about, to roll.]

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  1. Volvulus

    A volvulus is a bowel obstruction where the loop of bowel has completely twisted around its site of mesenteric attachment.

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