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The use of colonoscopy in the treatment of colonic volvulus: three cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6507408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Four to 10% of cases of large bowel obstruction are caused by volvulus. Nonoperative therapy is the preferred initial treatment of patients with colonic volvulus who do not have signs of bowel strangulation because of the high mortality associated with emergency surgery. We report our experience with three cases and review the literature on the use of the colonoscope to treat colonic volvulus.
Authors:
J L Orchard; R Mehta; A H Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-27     Completed Date:  1984-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  864-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Colonic Diseases / radiography,  therapy*
Colonoscopy*
Humans
Intestinal Obstruction / radiography,  therapy*
Male

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