Which neuropsychiatric disorders increase the risk of sigmoid volvulus in institutionalized patients?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
  • Print
Answer

Institutionalized patients with neuropsychiatric disorders often develop sigmoid volvulus. A higher incidence of the condition is observed in patients with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injury. Psychotropic drugs interfere with colonic motility and are etiologically implicated in the high incidence observed in patients in psychiatric institutes.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!