What is the role of cecopexy in the 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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Cecopexy is associated with volvulus recurrence in 20-30% of patients. An extensive form of fixation of the right colon and cecum, which reportedly carries a lower recurrence rate, has been described. The time required for this procedure is as long as, if not longer than, that required for colectomy, which is the definitive procedure. Hence, most fixation procedures for volvulus are not recommended.


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