Sigmoid Volvulus



Will your visit to your uncle turn into an obstructed nightmare? Will you be able to take the necessary actions in time?

  1. CT finding: Whirl sign
  2. Hartmann's procedure
  3. Sigmoidoscopic Detorsion
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