Spontaneous Detorsion of Sigmoid Volvulus in a patient with Nineteen-Volvulus episode history: A rare outcome of an extremely rare clinical entity

Spontaneous Detorsion in Sigmoid Volvulus

  • Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Erzurum
  • Esra Disci, Assist. Prof. MD. Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery
  • Cansu Tatar Atamanalp, Assist. MD. Department of Pediatrics, Haseki Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Refik Selim Atamanalp, Assist. Prof. MD. Department of Pathology, Prof. Dr. Cemil Tascioglu City Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Sigmoid volvulus, Recurrence, Spontaneous detorsion

Abstract

Sigmoid volvulus (SV) recurrence more than 10 times is an extremely rare clinical entity and spontaneous detorsion is a rare outcome of SV. In this paper, we report a case with 19 previous SV attacks, in last of which spontaneous detorsion occurred. Such a multiple-episode history as well as an unexpected recovery was unique in a 1,036-case clinical profession of Ataturk University with SV over a 54.5-year period.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4703

How to cite this:
Atamanalp SS, Disci E, Tatar Atamanalp C, Atamanalp RS. Spontaneous Detorsion of Sigmoid Volvulus in a patient with Nineteen-Volvulus episode history: A rare outcome of an extremely rare clinical entity. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(7):---------.  doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4703

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Published
2021-09-08
How to Cite
Atamanalp, S., Disci, E., Tatar Atamanalp, C., & Atamanalp, R. (2021). Spontaneous Detorsion of Sigmoid Volvulus in a patient with Nineteen-Volvulus episode history: A rare outcome of an extremely rare clinical entity. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(7). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.7.4703