Volvulus of the sigmoid in Khartoum, Sudan.


Twenty-six cases of acute volvulus of the sigmoid in Khartoum Hospital are analysed. The condition accounts for 17.8 percent of all cases of acute intestinal obstruction. The majority of patients were from the Southern tribes whose diet contains a large amount of fibre. Of the different methods of surgical management simple operative detorsion and deflation… (More)


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@article{Elmasri1976VolvulusOT, title={Volvulus of the sigmoid in Khartoum, Sudan.}, author={S H Elmasri and Taher Khalil}, journal={Tropical and geographical medicine}, year={1976}, volume={28 4}, pages={297-302} }