TITLE

PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC COLOSTOMY (PEC)--ROLE IN RECURRENT SIGMOID VOLVULUS AND CHRONIC CONSTIPATION

AUTHOR(S)
Eltringham, M. T.; Watson, C.; Bain, I. M.; Green, S. E.; Yiannakou, J. Y.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the role of percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (PEC) in recurrent sigmoid volvulus and chronic constipation. PEC is a relatively new technique with several indications. Patients having failed standard methods of conservative treatment for recurrent sigmoid volvulus and chronic constipation were considered for PEC. The technique used is very similar to the "pull method" of PEC insertion. A site in the abdomen is identified by transillumination via flexible sigmoidoscopy.
ACCESSION #
13218887

 

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