Successful Treatment with Rectal tube Placement and Barium Enema in Uncomplicated Acute Sigmoid Volvulus: A Case Report

Authors

  • Stevanus Immanuel Silahooij
  • Budi Widodo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i2.17993

Keywords:

: Sigmoid Volvulus, Non-Operative Management Of Volvulus, Conservative Treatment

Abstract

Sigmoid volvulus is a condition in which sigmoid colon wraps around itself and its own mesentery,
which then causes a closed-loop obstruction. This condition accounts for 50-90% cases of twisted
large intestine and often affects adults and are commonly found in males. The classic triad signs and
symptoms are abdominal pain, distention, and constipation. Although the emergency resection seems to
be the right procedure in treating acute sigmoid volvulus, there is still non-surgical treatment often done
in several conditions. We reported a 52-years-old male with uncomplicated acute sigmoid volvulus who
underwent non-surgical treatment due to his refusal of surgical therapy. Non-surgical treatment was
successfully done and no recurrence found within one year. The aim of this report was to emphasize
that non-surgical therapy only could be successfully done without surgical treatment.

Author Biographies

  • Stevanus Immanuel Silahooij

    Student, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya,
    60131, Indonesia

  • Budi Widodo

    Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya,
    60131, Indonesia

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Published

2022-04-12

How to Cite

Successful Treatment with Rectal tube Placement and Barium Enema in Uncomplicated Acute Sigmoid Volvulus: A Case Report. (2022). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(2), 381-386. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i2.17993