Why are sigmoidopexy and mesenteric plication rarely used for the treatment of sigmoid volvulus?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Scott C Thornton, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Various surgical techniques for sigmoidopexy and mesenteric plication have been described. These are associated with high volvulus recurrence rates and are not commonly performed.


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