PERCUTANEOUS NEEDLE DECOMPRESSION OF COLON BEFORE SURGERY FOR SIGMOID VOLVULUS: A CASE REPORT

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Anwar Hussain
Ahmad Arsalan Tahir
Rashid Waheed

Abstract

Sigmoid volvulus is a common cause of bowel obstruction. Varions treatment options have been advised by
different authors with varying mortality and morbidity rates. We report an interesting case of sigmoid volvulus where
patient went into peri-arrest after attempted decompression with flexible Sigmoidoscopy. We did simple manoeuvre to
reduce patient’s intra abdominal pressure before going for surgery.

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