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Torsion vs. Volvulus

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Torsionnoun

The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.

Volvulusnoun

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

Torsionnoun

(mechanics) That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.

Volvulusnoun

The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic.

Torsionnoun

(surgery) The stopping of arterial haemorrhage in certain cases, by twisting the cut end of the artery.

Volvulusnoun

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

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Torsionnoun

The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.

Volvulus

A volvulus is when a loop of intestine twists around itself and the mesentery that supports it, resulting in a bowel obstruction. Symptoms include abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, vomiting, constipation, and bloody stool.

Torsionnoun

That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.

Torsionnoun

a tortuous and twisted shape or position;

‘they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs’; ‘the acrobat performed incredible contortions’;

Torsionnoun

a twisting force

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