noun, plural vol·vu·lus·es. Pathology.
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In volvulus involving the sigmoid flexure, when injury to the bowel is great, the symptoms are acute in the extreme.
Volvulus is generally preceded by a history of chronic constipation.
When the large intestine is involved, except in volvulus, the symptoms are generally chronic.
If the cause of the obstruction is a volvulus, the bowel should be untwisted.
Volvulus, vol′vū-lus; n. occlusion of the intestine through twisting.