Emergent resection for acute sigmoid volvulus: results of 106 consecutive cases.

@article{Kuzu2002EmergentRF,
  title={Emergent resection for acute sigmoid volvulus: results of 106 consecutive cases.},
  author={Mehmet Kuzu and Ahmet Keşşaf Aşlar and Atilla Soran and Arife Polat and Omer Topçu and S{\"u}leyman Hengirmen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={1085-90}
}
INTRODUCTION After nonoperative decompression of acute sigmoid volvulus, definitive surgery is necessary because of the high risk of recurrence. However, the optimal surgical technique for this purpose has not been determined. METHODS We studied 106 consecutive patients (mean age, 60.9 (range, 26-93) years) who underwent emergency resection for acute sigmoid volvulus between 1992 and 2000. No patient underwent preoperative decompression techniques, had the bowel prepared, or received on-table… CONTINUE READING

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