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Sigmoid volvulus

Dennis Raahave
The objective of this review is to examine whether a redundant colon gives rise to symptoms like constipation and volvulus. In 1820, Monterossi made drawings of colons with displacements and elongation of the colon found during autopsy. In 1912, Kienböeck first visualized a redundant colon using bismuth, and Lardennois and Auborg named the anatomic variant dolichocolon in 1914. The criteria were later: A sigmoid loop rising over the line between the iliac crests, a transverse colon below the same line and extra loops at the flexures...
February 27, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp, Refik Selim Atamanalp
Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is an unusual type of colonic obstruction, in which the sigmoid colon wraps around itself. As a rule, SV is decompressed via endoscopy in uncomplicated cases, while surgery is required in complicated cases. However, the recurrence rate following endoscopic detorsion is relatively high, with a relatively high mortality rate. Consequently, as a prophylactic procedure to prevent recurrence, elective surgery is suggested in some patients. Nevertheless, the selection criteria are open to questioning...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Luis A Borda Mederos, Eduardo Junior Kcam Mayorca, Percy Alarcon Aguilar, Luis Miguel Miranda Rosales
OBJECTIVE: The present study describes the medical and surgical management of sigmoid volvulus due to Andean dolicomegacolon in a hospital at an altitude above 3000 m. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive, observational, crosssectional study of 418 patients diagnosed with sigmoid volvulus; Admitted initially due to intestinal obstruction, in the Hospital of Juliaca Carlos Monge. Puno-Perú, during the period 2008-2012. The data were processed through the SPSS software version 21...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Po-Hsiung Chang, Chin-Ming Jeng, Der-Fang Chen, Lung-Huang Lin
RATIONALE: Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is an exceptionally rare but potentially life-threatening condition in children. CHIEF COMPLAINT: Abdominal distention for 1 week. DIAGNOSES: Sigmoid volvulus. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 12-year-old boy with mechanical ileus who was finally confirmed to have SV with the combination of abdominal plain film, sonography, and computed tomography (CT) with the finding of mesenteric artery rotation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Haruyasu Honda, Seiichi Hayashi, Toshihisa Tsukadaira, Yasuhiro Sekiguchi
An 80-year-old woman was brought to our hospital in an ambulance because of signs of peritoneal irritation. Computed tomography revealed volvulus, sigmoid colon dilation, and free air and pneumatosis within the colonic and bowel wall. An emergency laparotomy was performed after the diagnosis of colonic perforation associated with volvulus or pneumatosis. Numerous gas-filled cysts, up to 10mm in diameter, were located in the resected bowel wall. The cells at the inner lining of the cysts tested positive for D2-40 immunoreactivity, seemingly originating from the lymphatic vessels...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
T J Wilhelm, S Post
The increasing number of refugees, migrants and international travelers influences the surgical spectrum of abdominal diseases. The aim of this review is to familiarize surgeons with specific diseases which are endemic in the patients' countries of origin and are likely to be diagnosed with increasing incidence in Germany. Low levels of hygiene in the countries of origin or refugee camps is associated with a high incidence of numerous infections, such as helminth infections, typhoid fever or amoebiasis, which if untreated can cause surgical emergencies...
January 17, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Aikaterini Leventi, Thomas Frederick James Clifford, Amy Arnold, Charles H Knowles, Joanne E Martin
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old man was admitted with a 2-week history of bowel obstruction on a background of gradually worsening dyspeptic symptoms associated with vomiting and weight loss. He was under regular gastroenterology review for Barrett's oesophagus and had a recent endoscopic diagnosis of megaduodenum (mainly D1 dilatation) confirmed by barium study (figure 1). He was also known to have bladder emptying problems and an enlarged bladder. His mother died at age 28 due to 'megacolon', and he has a monozygotic twin brother with Barrett's oesophagus...
January 5, 2018: Gut
Javier Lucas Ramos, Joaquín Poza Cordon, Consuelo Froilán Torres, César Oterino Serrano
Chilaiditi's sign is an anatomical alteration consisting of the transposition of the small intestine or colon between the liver and diaphragm that is asymptomatic and is usually an accidental radiological finding. The onset of Chilaiditi syndrome is accompanied by clinical symptoms and is even rarer. Moreover, the combination of sigmoid volvulus and Chilaiditi syndrome is extremely rare, with only 17 previous published cases, one of which occurred in a female patient.
December 26, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
M Barral, L Lassalle, R Dautry, C Eveno, J De Laveaucoupet, S Maitre, A Dohan, M Pocard, P Soyer
PURPOSE: To investigate the possible relationships between sigmoid diverticula, the volume of the left lateral segment of the liver and sigmoid colon volvulus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The presence of sigmoid diverticula was analyzed in 36 patients (24 men, 12 women; mean age, 70.77±19.86 [SD] years) with sigmoid volvulus (group 1). The volumes of left lateral segment of the liver (i.e., segments 2 and 3 and further referred to as liver 1), liver 2 (i.e., segments 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8), total liver volume and liver volume ratio (LVR) (i...
November 28, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Nils Johansson, Anders Rosemar, Eva Angenete
AIM: Sigmoid volvulus is a condition with a tendency to recur if treated conservatively. Little is known about the type or when to perform definitive surgery. The aim of this study was to review treatment, and asses the outcome, of sigmoid volvulus in adult patients treated at a Swedish university hospital. METHOD: The medical records of patients treated for sigmoid volvulus at Sahlgrenska University Hospital from January 2000 to September 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
November 25, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Yardesh Singh, Shariful Islam, Ammiel Arra, Renee Banfield, Vijay Naraynsingh
INTRODUCTION: Signs in radiology are usually based on many common objects or patterns that are easily recognizable in everyday life. The objective behind this association is to aid in the understanding and diagnosis of the disease process. These signs can be seen in different imaging modalities such as plain radiograph and computed tomography. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 4 consecutive cases of sigmoid volvulus presented at our tertiary hospital between January 2016 and June 2017...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp
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October 2017: Intestinal Research
Fayza Haider, Nabeel Al Asheeri, Barrak Ayoub, Eizat Abrar, Jawad Khamis, Hasan Isa, Husain Nasser, Fatima Al Hashimi
BACKGROUND: Sigmoid volvulus is frequently reported in the "volvulus belt" (Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, and South America) and is the third leading cause of large bowel obstruction in North America. It is an uncommon problem in children and adolescents, and is rarely considered a diagnosis in this group. A high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose sigmoid volvulus in children. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 13-year-old Arabian girl who came with features suggestive of intestinal obstruction...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Moaziz Sarfaraz, Syeda Rana Hasan, Shahid Lateef
According to the literature, sigmoid volvulus typically develops in patients of an older age with co-morbidities such as a psychiatric illness or a bed-bound chronic illness. Recent reports suggest that it should also be considered in young individuals without any preceding medical history. Abdominal roentgenography is a cheap and effective diagnostic modality that can avoid a delay in diagnosis. The treatment of colonic volvulus remains controversial and relies upon the procedure selected and the most appropriate therapeutic approach in terms of the clinical status of the patient, the location of the problem, the suspected existence or identification of peritonitis, bowel viability, and the expertise of the surgical team...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
C Mbanje, S Mungazi, A J V Maunganidze
BACKGROUND: Ileosigmoid knotting is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction with a rapidly progressive course, for which expedient surgical intervention is required to avoid mortality. METHOD: A combined retrospective and prospective analysis was performed on 16 patients operated on at PGH with an operative diagnosis of ileosigmoid knotting between February 2011 and April 2016. Data inclusive of demographics, time to presentation and surgery, preoperative diagnostic accuracy, incidence of septic shock and mortality was collected...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
Aaron R Huber, Raul S Gonzalez
We report 2 unusual elastotic lesions of intestinal subserosal fat. The first arose in the small bowel subserosa of a 64-year-old woman with volvulus. It was undetected macroscopically and consisted of a relatively circumscribed focus of elastosis, with essentially no evidence of fibrosis or blood vessel walls within. The second arose in the subserosa of the sigmoid colon in a 46-year-old woman with recurrent diverticulitis. It was also undetected macroscopically and consisted of a well-circumscribed nodule of elastic fibers surrounding prominent veins and arteries...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp, Refik Selim Atamanalp
Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is a rare colonic obstruction in which the sigmoid colonwraps around itself. The principal strategy for the treatment of uncomplicated SV is emergency endoscopic detorsion, while emergency surgery is needed in complicated SV with bowel gangrene, bowel perforation, peritonitis, or unsuccessful endoscopic treatment. In the endoscopic examination of SV, endoscopic detorsion is performed if the bowels are viable, while emergency surgery is needed if the bowels are gangrenous. However, the treatment approach is not clear when endoscopic examination reveals borderline bowel ischemia, and in this short report, the possible treatment strategies are discussed...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Youngki Hong, Soomin Nam, Jung Gu Kang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess the short-term outcome of intraoperative colonic irrigation and primary anastomosis and to suggest the usefulness of the procedure when a preoperative mechanical bowel preparation is inappropriate. METHODS: This retrospective study included 38 consecutive patients (19 male patients) who underwent intraoperative colonic irrigation and primary anastomosis for left colon disease between January 2010 and December 2016. The medical records of the patients were reviewed to evaluate the patients' characteristics, operative data, and postoperative short-term outcomes...
June 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
Michael Scharl, Luc Biedermann
An acute sigmoid volvulus is due to the torsion of the sigmoid colon around its mesenteric axis. It mainly occurs in elderly patients and represents an abdominal emergency requiring urgent treatment. A 53-year-old male patient with severe craniocerebral injury and traumatic subarachnoidal bleeding 3 weeks prior presented on the ward with distended abdomen without abdominal pain, muscular defense, or resistances. He featured large volume diarrhea within the last few hours without signs of bleeding. A plain abdominal X-ray demonstrated a coffee bean sign indicating a sigmoid volvulus...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Rumiko Hasegawa, Yoshinori Shirai, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
The utility and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography (US) were retrospectively evaluated as a first-line diagnostic imaging modality in patients with abdominal pain. Hospital records from patients subjected to abdominal US as a first-line diagnostic imaging examination at the National Hospital Organization Shimoshizu Hospital (Yotsukaido, Japan) from April 2010 to April 2015 were analyzed. Only those patients who underwent abdominal US to diagnose abdominal symptoms were included in the present study. All patients with prior diagnostic imaging examination findings were excluded from the study in order to reduce bias of results...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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