Sigmoid stricture at colonoscopy — an indication for surgery

  title={Sigmoid stricture at colonoscopy — an indication for surgery},
  author={Denis W. King and David Z Lubowski and Andrew Armstrong},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
Strictures of the sigmoid colon continue to pose a diagnostic dilemma. They commonly appear to be due to diverticular disease but carcinoma must always be excluded. In some cases diverticula may be present but in others there is no obvious cause for the stricture. In a series of 1039 consecutive colonoscopies performed between 1984 and 1986, 19 cases of… CONTINUE READING