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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin volvulus, from Latin volvo.

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volvulus (countable and uncountable, plural volvuli or volvuluses)

  1. Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.
    • 2015 July 1, Pierre Goubault et al., “Gallbladder torsion within incisional hernia: an original cholecystitis”, in SpringerPlus[1], volume 4, DOI:10.1186/s40064-015-1112-6:
      Only one case of gallbladder volvulus within an incisional hernia has been previously described, but it was a parastomal herniation (Rosenblum et al. 2013).

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