Gastric volvulus due to diaphragmatic eventration and paraesophageal hernia


DOĞAN N. Ö. , Aksel G., DEMİRCAN A. , KELEŞ A. , BİLDİK F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.40, no.5, pp.825-828, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0904-39
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.825-828

Abstract

Acute gastric volvulus occurs when the stomach or a part of it rotates more than 180 degrees. It is a potentially life-threatening entity and most cases of gastric volvulus occur in association with eventration of left hemidiaphragm or a hiatal hernia. Gastric volvulus is a rare condition and presents with nonspecific epigastric pain and vomiting, and therefore may be missed. Chest x-ray and CT can help the diagnosis. Emergent surgical approach is mandatory.