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Annals of African Surgery

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Acute Sigmoid Volvulus Treated with Subtotal Colectomy and Primary Anastomosis

MA Adeyanju

Abstract


Acute Sigmoid Volvulus usually presents as an emergency and requires urgent treatment. Near–total or total colectomy is not a common treatment strategy in this condition. This is a case report of a 54-year old woman who underwent total colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis for an acute sigmoid colon with associated occluding sigmoid tumor and ischemic megacolon.



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