VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 7-8 - 2013

Sigmoid volvulus: is it a possible complication after stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR)?

  • Resta G., Scagliarini L., Bandi M., Vedana L., Marzetti A., Ferrocci G., Santini M., Anania G., Cavallesco G., Baccarini M.
  • Clinical practice, 224-226
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  • We report a case of sigmoid volvulus post-stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) for obstructed defecation. The patient, a 68-yearold woman with chronic constipation and dolichosigma, two days post-STARR presented severe abdominal pain. CT revealed sigmoid ischemia. The patient underwent resection of the sigmoid colon with end colostomy (Hartmann’s procedure). Can STARR procedure produce a serious complication as sigmoid volvulus in patient with dolichosigma and obstructed defecation syndrome?

  • KEY WORDS: Volvulus - STARR - Sigmoid colon - Dolichosigma.