Research Article

Recurrent sigmoid volvulus in young people: a missed diagnosis.

Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5992.338 (Published 08 November 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;4:338
  1. H G Sturzaker,
  2. R S Lawrie,
  3. C L Joiner

    Abstract

    In nine young patients with recurrent attacks of sigmoid volvulus there was a long delay before a correct diagnosis was made, yet volvulus was indicated in most of them by a well-taken history. All were treated successfully by excision of the redundant colon. This condition is not as uncommon in young people as was thought.