How is sigmoid and cecal volvulus treated if there is evidence of peritonitis or ischemic bowel?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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If the patient has evidence of peritonitis or ischemic bowel, emergency surgery is indicated, and the operative procedure is chosen on the basis of intraoperative findings.


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