CC-BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2018; 06(01): e1-e3
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1612634
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Cecal Volvulus following a Right Nephrectomy for Wilms' Tumor: Should We Need to Close the Lateral Peritoneum?

Mauricio Gonzalez-Urquijo1, Christian Ovalle-Chao1, Eduardo Flores-Villalba1, Ulises de Jesus Garza-Luna2, Jose Humberto Velazco-De La Garza1, Ulises Garza-Serna1
  • 1Department of Surgery, Escuela de Medicina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • 2Department of Paediatric Surgery, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Publication History

11 August 2017

02 November 2017

Publication Date:
08 January 2018 (online)


Wilms' tumor (WT) accounts for 90% of all pediatric renal malignant tumors. The most common postoperative complication based on the National Wilms' Tumor Study is small bowel obstruction. We report on a 2-year-old girl with postoperative bowel obstruction following a right nephrectomy for WT. The patient was reintervened 48 hours after surgery and a cecal volvulus was found. Here, we will describe possible causes of this postoperative complication and discuss management.