Sigmoid volvulus in west Africa: a prospective study on surgical treatments.

@article{Bagarani1993SigmoidVI,
  title={Sigmoid volvulus in west Africa: a prospective study on surgical treatments.},
  author={Maurizio Bagarani and Artur Cond{\'e} and Romina Longo and Antoine Italiano and Adelmo Terenzi and G Venuto},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={186-90}
}
To evaluate the efficacy of different types of surgery, we performed a prospective, randomized trial in 31 consecutively hospitalized patients with sigmoid volvulus. These patients represented 8 percent of 377 cases of emergency surgery. At the time of surgery, the patients were divided into two groups according to the absence (Group A) or presence (Group B… CONTINUE READING