Sigmoid volvulus and ileo-sigmoid knotting: a five-year experience at a tertiary care hospital in Tanzania

@inproceedings{Chalya2015SigmoidVA,
  title={Sigmoid volvulus and ileo-sigmoid knotting: a five-year experience at a tertiary care hospital in Tanzania},
  author={Phillipo L. Chalya and Joseph B. Mabula},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Sigmoid volvulus is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in developing countries where it affects relatively young people compared to developed countries. No prospective study has been done on this subject in Tanzania and Bugando Medical Centre in particular. This study describes in our region, the clinical presentation, management and outcome of sigmoid volvulus. METHODS This was a descriptive prospective study of patients operated for sigmoid volvulus at Bugando Medical… CONTINUE READING