Management of acute sigmoid volvulus in a provincial centre-a 20-year experience.

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Summary of "Management of acute sigmoid volvulus in a provincial centre-a 20-year experience."

At our institution there has been a long-standing early operative approach to large bowel volvulus as well as initial decompression with rigid sigmoidoscopy. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of this approach on reducing readmissions and complications. Secondary aims were to investigate the safety and efficacy of bedside rigid sigmoidoscopy in decompression of sigmoid volvulus and investigate the sensitivity of abdominal x-ray in the diagnosis of acute large bowel volvulus.


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Name: The New Zealand medical journal
ISSN: 1175-8716
Pages: 38-43


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