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Title: Clinics in diagnostic imaging (105)
Authors: Wai, C.-T. 
Lau, G.
Khor, C.J.L.
Keywords: Air insufflation
Intestinal obstruction
Sigmoid colon
Sigmoidoscopic decompression
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Citation: Wai, C.-T., Lau, G., Khor, C.J.L. (2005-09). Clinics in diagnostic imaging (105). Singapore Medical Journal 46 (9) : 483-488. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: An 89-year-old woman was admitted for intestinal obstruction. Her abdominal radiograph showed typical features of sigmoid volvulus. Decompression was done successfully through careful flexible sigmoidoscopy with minimum air insufflation. The patient's symptoms were relieved and she was discharged two days post-procedure. No recurrence was noted at extended follow-up. Rapid diagnosis and early decompression are key to optimal management of sigmoid volvulus.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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