WSES consensus guidelines on sigmoid volvulus management

Brian W.C.A. Tian, Gabriele Vigutto, Edward Tan, Harry van Goor, Cino Bendinelli, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Rao Ivatury, Boris Sakakushev, Isidoro Di Carlo, Gabriele Sganga, Ronald V. Maier, Raul Coimbra, Ari Leppäniemi, Andrey Litvin, Dimitrios Damaskos, Richard Ten Broek, Walter Biffl, Salomone Di Saverio, Belinda De Simone, Marco CeresoliEdoardo Picetti, Joseph Galante, Giovanni D. Tebala, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Luigi Bonavina, Yunfeng Cui, Jim Khan, Enrico Cicuttin, Francesco Amico, Inaba Kenji, Andreas Hecker, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Ernest E. Moore, Yoram Kluger, Mario Testini, Dieter Weber, Vanni Agnoletti, Nicola De’ Angelis, Federico Coccolini, Ibrahima Sall, Fausto Catena

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Sigmoid volvulus is a common surgical emergency, especially in elderly patients. Patients can present with a wide range of clinical states: from asymptomatic, to frank peritonitis secondary to colonic perforation. These patients generally need urgent treatment, be it endoscopic decompression of the colon or an upfront colectomy. The World Society of Emergency Surgery united a worldwide group of international experts to review the current evidence and propose a consensus guidelines on the management of sigmoid volvulus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number34
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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