Management of sigmoid volvulus during labor: a challenging situation

Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp1*, Esra Disci1, Rifat Peksoz1, Refik Selim Atamanalp2, Cansu Tatar Atamanalp3

  1. Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  2. Department of Medical Pathology, Cemil Tascioglu City Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  3. Department of Pediatrics, Haseki Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

*Corresponding Authors: Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp; E-mail:

Dear Editor

We read the article written by Belhaddad and Souabni1 on sigmoid volvulus (SV) during pregnancy and delivery. We practice in an endemic region for SV, Eastern Anatolia. For this reason, our SV series, which involves 1,051 patients encountered over 56 year-period (from June 1966 to July 2022), is the most extensive single-center SV series in the world2. In this way, we would like to share our ideas on SV associated with pregnancy or delivery.

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