What is the suggested interval between endoscopic decompression and definitive surgical intervention for 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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Answer

The suggested interval between endoscopic decompression and definitive surgical intervention is 48-72 hours. This is adequate time for resuscitation, investigation, and intervention to further reduce surgical risk.


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