Colonic obstruction due to sigmoid muscular hyperplasia

Bette Harig, Daniel J. Goldstein, Yale Rosen, Jack Farman

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We report a case of acute colonic obstruction initially presumed to be secondary to acute diverticulitis, necessitating emergent surgical intervention. Pathologic examination failed to reveal evidence of inflammation, fibrosis or neoplasia. Marked hypertrophy of the sigmoid circular muscle layer was documented and thought to be the etiology of the colonic obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Barium enema
  • Colon obstruction
  • Muscle hypertrophy
  • Sigmoid colon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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