Cecal bascule is a rare disease variant of a cecal volvulus. It consists of upward and anterior folding of the ascending colon, forming a flap valve, and occluding the bowel lumen resulting in proximal cecal dilatation. Herein, we present a case of a patient who developed persistent abdominal pain few hours after a colonoscopy. CT scan of the abdomen revealed an upward and anterior folding of the cecum. Subsequently the patient was taken to the operating room for a right hemi-colectomy. This case emphasizes the importance to consider cecal bascule as a differential diagnosis in patients with persistent abdominal pain after colonoscopy, considering the ease of diagnosis with imaging studies and emergent surgical correction.
Shah N, Patel H, Patel V, Spira R. Cecal Bascule after Colonoscopy-Case Report and Review of Literature. North American Journal of Medicine and Science. 2016;8(3):143-45.