What is the incidence of recurrence in 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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As many of 50% of patients who undergo endoscopic decompression alone experience recurrence. Endoscopic decompression alone for sigmoid volvulus carried a recurrence rate of 40-50%, with a mortality of 25-30% after surgical treatment of the recurrent volvulus.


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