[Sigmoid volvulus, diagnosis and feasibility of an interdisciplinary primary therapy].

@article{Schoen1991SigmoidVD,
  title={[Sigmoid volvulus, diagnosis and feasibility of an interdisciplinary primary therapy].},
  author={Georg Schoen and Claudine Offer and Karl Glaser},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={1991},
  volume={154 2},
  pages={127-30}
}
Sigmoid volvulus is an emergency which requires rapid diagnosis and immediate adequate treatment. Diagnosis is primarily radiological. Emergency laparotomy carries a high mortality and should therefore not be the immediate treatment. In our opinion, detorsion by colonoscopy under radiological control is a promising form of treatment. Selective resection of… CONTINUE READING