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CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 5, May 2023
pages: 362-363

Sigmoid Volvulus in Pregnancy: Recurrent Episodes of Abdominal Pain

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Summary

A 26-year-old female at 28 weeks of gestation with her fourth pregnancy presented with a 24-hour history of diffuse abdominal pain and distension. In addition, she had nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The pain did not respond to analgesics. She had poor prenatal care during her pregnancy. She had previously had three cesarean deliveries. The first cesarean delivery was due to non-progressive second stage of labor, the second was preterm due to abdominal pain and suspected uterine rupture, and the last was due to the previous cesarean deliveries. In her last previous pregnancy, she presented with recurrent milder abdominal pain, which resolved spontaneously.

On examination, she was afebrile, with normal blood pressure and heart rate. Her abdomen was distended, tympanic, and mildly tender to palpation with no tenderness on the cesarean scar and no peritoneal signs. Her laboratory testing was normal except for mild hypokalemia.

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