How does a delay in diagnosis and treatment affect the prognosis of sigmoid and cecal volvulus?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Delay in diagnosis and treatment of sigmoid and cecal volvulus is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Studies report a mortality of 30-40% in patients in whom diagnosis and treatment of cecal volvulus are delayed.


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