Ileosigmoid knotting: One of the largest single-center series

Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp


Ileosigmoid knotting (ISK) is the wrapping of the ileum or sigmoid colon around the base of the other structure, causing a double-loop intestinal obstruction. The disease generally presents as an intestinal obstruction with volvulus triad, including abdominal pain/tenderness, distention, and obstipation. Abdominal X-ray findings are not pathognomonic, and computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are more useful in the diagnosis. A patient with ISK generally requires an emergency laparotomy following resuscitation. Based on the viability of the ileum and sigmoid colon, different resectional or non-resectional surgical techniques may be used. In this report, one of the largest single-center ISK series in the world, an eighty-case series, is concisely presented.


How to cite this:Atamanalp SS. Ileosigmoid knotting: One of the largest single-center series . Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(3):761-763.   doi: https://doi.org10.12669/pjms.343.14893

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