South African Journal of Surgery
On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361
BOSHOFF, P. E. and ANDRONIKOU, S.. Abdominal manipulation during water-soluble contrast enema - an alternative method of non-operative decompression of sigmoid volvulus?. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.3, pp.137-139. ISSN 2078-5151.
Sigmoid volvulus is common in some developing countries. We describe a new method of decompression using a Urograffin and saline enema with additional extra-abdominal manual massage.