Comments on ‘Ileosigmoid knotting – the Parirenyatwa Hospital experience’

Keywords: Knotting, sigmoid colon, knotting


I read with interest the paper titled ‘Ileosigmoid knotting: the Parirenyatwa Hospital experience’ written by Mbanje et al.,1 who presented a retrospective analysis of 24 cases with ileosigmoid knotting (ISK). ISK, the wrapping of ileum or sigmoid colon around the other stricture, is a very rare entity worldwide with a few hundred cases reported to date.2 However, it is relatively common in our practising area, eastern Anatolia. We have 80 cases with ISK over a 54.5-year period from June 1966 to January 2021, which is one of the largest single-centre ISK series in the world.3 Here, I would like to discuss some details of ISK with regard to the cases presented by the authors.

Author Biography

S S Atamanalp, Ataturk University

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Turkey

How to Cite
Atamanalp, S. (2021). Comments on ‘Ileosigmoid knotting – the Parirenyatwa Hospital experience’. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(1), 31-32. Retrieved from
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