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. This causes the blood flow to part of the intestine is cut off.
- ↑ "Anatomic Problems of the Lower GI Tract". NIDDK. July 2013. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.