Volume : VI, Issue : II, February - 2017

Sigmoid Volvulus : Role of Imaging

Dr. Priti Kapoor, Dr. Shishir Kumar, Dr. Shreyansh. S. Kothari

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 Sigmoid volvulus is not only the most common site of colonic volvulus but also the commonest volvulus in the Gastrointestinal tract. It accounts for 60%–75% of all cases of colonic volvulus with male to female ratio around 2:1. Sigmoid Volvulus is a common cause of lower bowel obstruction in elderly individuals but can also be seen in childhood. Imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and evaluation of Sigmoid Volvulus. It also helps in evaluating the predisposing factors if present and also assessing the degree of obstruction and complications like Bowel Ischaemia and Perforation.



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Dr. Priti Kapoor, Dr. Shishir Kumar, Dr. Shreyansh.S.Kothari, Sigmoid Volvulus : Role of Imaging, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-6, Issue-2, February‾2017

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