Multimedia article. Laparoscopic treatment of chronic sigmoid volvulus in a young adult.


INTRODUCTION Sigmoid volvulus is responsible for 8% of all intestinal obstructions. The most frequent presentation is in the elderly, with it occurring exceptionally in young people. Surgical resection is mandatory to prevent recurrence. Laparoscopic maneuvers in the long and distended bowel are difficult, and not much experience with these procedures has… (More)


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