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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.49 n.3 Cape Town Aug. 2011




Abdominal manipulation during water-soluble contrast enema - an alternative method of non-operative decompression of sigmoid volvulus?



P. E. BoshoffI; S. AndronikouII

IM.B. Ch.B., M.R.C.P.; Department of Radiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
IIM.B. B.Ch., F.C.Rad., F.R.C.R., Ph.D.; Department of Radiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg




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.



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