Brief Article
Copyright ©2013 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastroenterol. Aug 14, 2013; 19(30): 4979-4983
Published online Aug 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i30.4979
Figure 1
Figure 1 Flowchart of emergency therapeutic strategy for acute sigmoid volvulus.
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Figure 2 Plain abdominal X-ray film obtained in the supine position reveals gross dilatation of the colon.
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Figure 3 Computed tomography reveals dilated colon with an air/fluid level, as well as the “whirl sign” composed of mesentery and twisted colon.
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Figure 4 Colonoscopic examination shows a perforation with inlaid adipose tissue.