Compound volvulus: An unexpected surgical finding
Keywords:ileosigmoid knot, compound volvulus
Ileosigmoid knot (ISK) is a rare entity more commonly encountered along the volvulus belt. An important differential is sigmoid volvulus which is amenable to endoscopic reduction where ISK rapidly progresses to gangrenous bowel. A classification system, treatment algorithm and prognostic factors have been determined by the Turkish to assist with management of this rare occurrence. Below we describe a case in an academic hospital in South Africa.
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