Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93--96

Position of a sigmoid colon in right iliac fossa in children: A retrospective study


Akshay Kumar Saxena1, Kushaljit Singh Sodhi1, Sreeharsha Tirumani1, Hina Arif Mumtaz1, Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao2, Niranjan Khandelwal1 
1 Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Akshay Kumar Saxena
Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Aim: The aim was to identify the position of sigmoid colon in children and discuss its clinical significance. Materials and Methods: Ninety-one contrast enema studies were retrospectively evaluated and the position of sigmoid colon categorized as below: Left lower quadrant, right lower quadrant, midline, and indeterminate. Results: The position of sigmoid colon in the right lower quadrant, left lower quadrant, midline, and indeterminate was 32 (35.16%), 33 (36.26%), 12 (13.19%), and 14 (15.38%), respectively. There was no statistically significant difference in mean age (P = 0.87) or gender prevalence (P = 0.49) for different positions of the sigmoid colon. Conclusion: The sigmoid colon occupies the right lower quadrant in a large number of children. Awareness of this finding is of crucial importance in correct interpretation of abdominal radiographs in the emergency room.


How to cite this article:
Saxena AK, Sodhi KS, Tirumani S, Mumtaz HA, Rao KL, Khandelwal N. Position of a sigmoid colon in right iliac fossa in children: A retrospective study.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2011;16:93-96


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Saxena AK, Sodhi KS, Tirumani S, Mumtaz HA, Rao KL, Khandelwal N. Position of a sigmoid colon in right iliac fossa in children: A retrospective study. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Apr 22 ];16:93-96
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