Surgical Science

Volume 10, Issue 3 (March 2019)

ISSN Print: 2157-9407   ISSN Online: 2157-9415

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Sigmoid Colon Volvulus: Surgical Management at Kati BSS Hospital (Mali)

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DOI: 10.4236/ss.2019.103010    707 Downloads   1,032 Views  


The objective of this study was to describe the therapeutic aspects and to evaluate the surgery results of sigmoid Volvulus in the Kati (MALIA) General Surgery Department. Patients and Methods: This was a descriptive study conducted in our General Surgery Department. It took place in two phases for six years: A retrospective phase from January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2015 and a prospective phase from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2017. This study has been approved by the Ethics Committee. It’s concerned all the patients operated in the department for colon Volvulus. Results: We collected 70 patients’ files. The Sigmoid Volvulus represented 7.8% of emergency surgery activities and 37.2% of intestinal obstruction. The male sex predominated with 98.57% against 1.43% of the female sex. The average age was 42.11 years old with limits of 18 to 70. The average deadline evolution was 2.53 days with limits of 1 to 3. The sigmoidectomy with immediate anastomosis was performed in 66% of patients, colectomy with 2-times anastomosis: according to Hartman 20% and Bouilly Volkman 11%, detorsion with colopexy 3%. The early morbidity rate was 5.71%. The average duration of hospitalization was 10.8 days with limits of 5 to 40 days. Two deaths were recorded. Conclusion: Sigmoid Volvulus is frequent in young adult sex male in Africa. We did not find any significant difference between the surgical technique and the advent of complications. The Colectomy with immediate anastomosis seems to be ideal to us that anytime the conditions are appropriate.

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Keita, K. , Diarra, A. , Coulibaly, S. , Keita, S. , Traore, I. , Doumbia, M. , Tall, F. , Diallo, D. , Coulibaly, O. , Kone, A. , Kone, B. , Konate, D. , Kassongue, A. , Diallo, M. , Konare, I. , Traore, D. and Ongoiba, N. (2019) Sigmoid Colon Volvulus: Surgical Management at Kati BSS Hospital (Mali). Surgical Science, 10, 76-82. doi: 10.4236/ss.2019.103010.

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