Benign: Volvulus and Diverticulitis

  • Michelle Y. Chen
  • Vincent Obias
Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)


Volvulus and diverticulitis are common ailments of the gastrointestinal tract that can cause bowel obstruction, bowel ischemia, abscess formation, and peritonitis, leading to sepsis and significant mortality and morbidity. Correct diagnosis and management of these conditions is essential for optimizing patient outcomes and reducing adverse events. This chapter focuses on the background, diagnosis, operative and nonoperative treatment, and complications of these two conditions.


Volvulus Sigmoid Cecum Diverticulitis Percutaneous Drainage Colectomy Robotic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Y. Chen
    • 1
  • Vincent Obias
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine and Health SciencesGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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