What is the role of a Hartmann procedure in 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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If fecal peritonitis is present or the patient is hypotensive, a Hartmann procedure (rapid resection of the volvulus with an end colostomy) is preferred.


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