Comments on ‘A Lesson to Learn in an Iatrogenic Perforation of Sigmoid Volvulus after Endoscopic Derotation’

  • Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery

Abstract

Sigmoid volvulus is the wrapping of the sigmoid colon around itself causing an intestinal obstruction. The initial treatment of the disease is endoscopic derotation in uncomplicated and non-gangrenous patients. To prevent a recurrence in successfully derotated cases, some practitioners apply an anal tube, which may cause some complications including bowel perforation. I comment about a paper, which presented a case of a successful endoscopic derotation of sigmoid volvulus with iatrogenic bowel perforation due to anal tube.

Author Biography

Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery
Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery

References

Yap P, Hayati F, Sahid NA, Azizan N, Kadir F, Zakaria AD et al. A lesson to learn in an iatrogenic perforation of sigmoid volvulus after endoscopic derotation. Gazi Med J 2019; 30: 212-4.

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Published
2019-09-21
Section
Editorial Note