noun (plural volvuli /-ˌlī, -ˌlē/ or volvuluses)Medicine
An obstruction caused by twisting of the stomach or intestine.
More example sentences
- Complications can include volvulus, intestinal obstruction, infarction, perforation, and hemorrhage.
- Postoperatively, the patient had a distal intestinal obstruction requiring reduction of a volvulus.
- Causes of intestinal obstruction include volvulus, intussusception, incarcerated hernia, and postoperative adhesions.
late 17th century: modern or medieval Latin, from Latin volvere 'to roll'.
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