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Trop Doct. 2012 Jan;42(1):44-5. doi: 10.1258/td.2011.110317. Epub 2011 Dec 19.

An observational study addressing the anatomic basis of mesosigmoidopexy as a rational treatment of non-gangrenous sigmoid volvulus.

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Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, 4050 Burnett Womack CB 7050, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. jsamuel@unch.unc.edu

Abstract

Sigmoid volvulus is a common cause of bowel obstruction. We describe mesosigmoidopexy, an accepted surgical technique for the management of non-gangrenous sigmoid volvulus, and provide anatomic correlations supporting the therapy. Mesosigmoidopexy should be considered as a rational alternative to resection and anastomosis when operating on non-gangrenous sigmoid volvulus.

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22184737
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PMC3295225
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10.1258/td.2011.110317
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