What is the definitive treatment 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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Surgery is the definitive treatment of sigmoid and cecal volvulus. The decisions regarding timing of surgery and choice of procedure depend on the clinical presentation (see the image below).

Algorithm for treatment of patients with sigmoid a Algorithm for treatment of patients with sigmoid and cecal volvulus.

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