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Laparoscopic-assisted endoscopic sigmoidopexy: a new surgical option for sigmoid volvulus.

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OBJECTIVES: Sigmoid volvulus accounts for 5% of cases of large-bowel obstruction. Here, we present the development of a new minimally invasive treatment method that aims to reduce the complication rate of standard percutaneous endoscopic colostomy tube insertion and negate the need for prolonged anesthesia or colectomy. METHODS: Six patients underwent laparoscopic-assisted endoscopic sigmoidopexy for recurrent sigmoid volvulus at a mean age of 80.5 years (range, 76-83). The volvulus was deco...

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Gordon-Weeks, AN More by this author
Lorenzi, B More by this author
Cristaldi, M More by this author
Journal:
Diseases of the colon and rectum
Volume:
54
Issue:
5
Pages:
645-647
Publication date:
2011-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1530-0358
ISSN:
0012-3706
URN:
uuid:bf1d753a-a2fd-4bea-8800-ef3fa2b93c9e
Source identifiers:
272732
Local pid:
pubs:272732

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