Management of sigmoid volvulus in Polokwane-Mankweng Hospital.

  title={Management of sigmoid volvulus in Polokwane-Mankweng Hospital.},
  author={MD. MONIRUZZAMAN BHUIYAN and Z A Machowski and B S Linyama and Michael M. Modiba},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  volume={43 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of treatment of patients with sigmoid volvulus in the Polokwane-Mankweng Hospital and to identify the best management options for these patients. METHODS A retrospective study was undertaken of 85 patients with sigmoid volvulus treated in Polokwane-Mankweng Hospital during the period July 1997-May 2004. RESULTS In total, 85 patients were evaluated (77 males and 8 females, male/female ratio 9:1). The age range was 7-80 years (mean 42 years). Sigmoidoscopic… CONTINUE READING