Volvulus of the sigmoid colon in paediatric patients: report of two cases
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The common understanding of sigmoid volvulus is that it affects the elderly. This belief was modified recently by Slurzaker [ et al ] who pointed out that the diagnosis may be missed in young people in Britain. However, the youngest patient in his series of nine patients was aged 19 years. This is a report of two Nigerian children, seven and five years old with sigmoid volvulus.