Table 1

Diagnosis of sigmoid and cecal volvulus

Diagnostic methodDiagnosis, no. (and %) of cases
Sigmoid volvulus
n = 29
Cecal volvulus
n = 19
Plain abdominal radiography (AXR)19 (66)5 (26)
AXR + gastrografin enema26(90)8 (42)
Colonoscopy1 (3)0 (0)
Laparotomy2 (7)11 (58)