What is the role of laparoscopic sigmoid resection 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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Elective laparoscopic sigmoid resection and right hemicolectomy after endoscopic decompression is increasingly being described and performed to treat patients with volvulus. In these patients, who are often elderly and chronically ill, minimally invasive surgery may provide significant benefit. Further studies comparing the outcomes of laparotomy versus laparoscopy for colectomy for volvulus are required.


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